2 Factor Authentication: Is what I have enough?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by chinook9, May 29, 2016.

  1. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    I recently learned of LastPass Authenticator and I read up on it and other similar 2FA apps (especially Authy). Initially, I thought I should use one of these 2FA apps, but I just realized, because I only use "trusted" PCs, I probably would not use the 2FA app.

    Wherever (LastPass, Hotmail, G-Mail) I would use a 2FA app, I use a PC that has already been designated as "trusted" on these sites. I don't think the 2FA app would ever get used. Am I missing anything?
     
  2. Minimalist

    Minimalist Registered Member

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    It will give you additional protection if your login data gets compromised. Somebody trying to login with your credentials wouldn't be able without 2FA token. So you won't be using it all the time but will still get extra protection.
     
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  4. chinook9

    chinook9 Registered Member

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    Thank you both for your responses. I plan to pilot test 2FA, using Authy, on one of my e-mail accounts and go from there.
     
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