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2FA - who uses it?

Discussion in 'Apple Software' started by EVH, 8 Oct 2018.

  1. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,514

    Hello,

    I have just upgraded to 1Password 7 and have been working through updating my logins. A new feature of the software highlights which sites use two factor authentication, that you're not currently using.

    I'd be interested in knowing who uses 2FA and if you use it whenever it's available or selectively on websites.

    Personally speaking, I use 2FA on OcUK forums (mod team requirement) but have never really bothered on other websites because I already use complex 16 digit passwords. I suppose I don't see the need but maybe I am missing a trick :o

    The iOS app I use is called "Authy" and has a nice Watch complication, but I'm not sold on the hassle for the sake of Amazon and Facebook etc.
     
  2. billysielu

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Aug 2009

    Posts: 11,740

    Location: Oxfordshire

    If they give me a code so I can easily recover, yes. Otherwise, and this is most sites, no.
     
  3. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: 23 Nov 2004

    Posts: 37,013

    Location: Herts

    If there's an option to, then yes.
     
  4. Beerbaron

    Soldato

    Joined: 28 Feb 2006

    Posts: 5,942

    Location: Beds

    I use 2FA everywhere i can. A complex password doesn't stop someone logging in if your password is stolen.
     
  5. ChrisD.

    Capodecina

    Joined: 20 Sep 2006

    Posts: 24,563

    Always if I can.
     
  6. Admiral Huddy

    Caporegime

    Joined: 17 Feb 2003

    Posts: 29,509

    Location: Chelmsford & Broadgate

    Everywhere I can.. I found out the hard way.

    Hackers took control of my VM mail and deleted my wife's subset email account.. I only found out as they attempted to take my Steam account which fortunately, was 2FA but they got my Origin account and a few others .. Since VM mail doesn't support 2FA, I switched to one that does.
     
  7. shine

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,950

    Location: Beds

    I always use 2FA and 1Password has been great at highlighting anywhere my login could be more secure.
     
  8. Broken Hope

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Jan 2003

    Posts: 8,790

    Location: Nottingham

    I use it everywhere and use 1Password to store the one time password code so it's saved in the cloud.

    You don't need Authy if you have 1Password as the 1Password watch app can display the one time passwords for you.
     
  9. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,514

    I <3 you

    Didn’t realise 1Password could do this, which is definitely on my to do list tomorrow.
     
  10. Valo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,578

    Location: Livingston

    Another 1Password user here as well. I use 2FA everywhere I can as well along with a strong password, you can't be too careful and Id rather have the extra layer of security than not.

    I also use 1Password on my Apple Watch to display one time passwords. With iOS 12 now also allowing 1Password integration to Autofill passwords it works really well.
     
  11. Valo

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,578

    Location: Livingston

    There is a cost to unlock the feature though. It's available through in-app purchase on iOS.

    Edit: Under Settings>Pro features, then tap the green price button and confirm your purchase. Thats assuming you are not using a 1Password account.
     
  12. Broken Hope

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Jan 2003

    Posts: 8,790

    Location: Nottingham

    If he has a subscription then he gets all the features across all apps on all platforms.
     
  13. shine

    Mobster

    Joined: 23 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,950

    Location: Beds

    I came here to post the same thing!
     
  14. Bouton Aide

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 Aug 2008

    Posts: 26,040

    I use it everywhere possible.
     
  15. xb8browney

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 May 2005

    Posts: 5,910

    Location: North East

    If there's an option to, then yes.
     
  16. Jimbeam3678

    Capodecina

    Joined: 8 Dec 2002

    Posts: 17,943

    Location: North Yorkshire

    Another user of 2FA, why would you not? Small amount of hassle to save you potentially a lot of inconvenience.

    Also 1Password is a fantastic product.
     
  17. Phate

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,582

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    I use it wherever possible. What annoys me is when its hard to enable or not enabled by default.

    Enabling it on eBay was ridiculous! This thread has made me consider using 1Password. :)
     
  18. Semple

    Soldato

    Joined: 5 Mar 2010

    Posts: 7,113

    I always use 2FA if it's available.
     
  19. InfiniteNoise

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 3 Feb 2011

    Posts: 1,096

    2FA on everything, and only if I can use app or physical key based 2FA, not giving out my phone number to most sites (except PayPal, wish they added more 2FA options).

    I use 1Password, Authy and YubiKey for my security options.

    It's a breeze with 1Password having autofill for OTP codes.
     
  20. EVH

    Don

    Joined: 11 Mar 2004

    Posts: 27,514

    Came back to say that I've now enabled it on all logins where it's an option. Auto-copy to clipboard on the 1Password app on iOS is so good that I can't recommend it enough.

    Go to website > tap the text to say use my login > authenticate with Face ID > notification pops up saying the OTP code has been copied > paste code > done

    :)