Anyone know why PayPal stopped two-factor authentication?

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by ratchet, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Are they trying to make it easier for the bad guys? I emailed them about it weeks ago and they just said they don't offer it!
     
  2. JRViejo

    JRViejo Global Moderator

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    XIII Registered Member

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    I think they never offered it in some/many parts of the world...
     
  4. ratchet

    ratchet Registered Member

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    Thank you for this! Unfortunately, I only use it on the desktop and it took them like a year to remove it anyway. Oh well!
     
  5. treehouse786

    treehouse786 Registered Member

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    using 2fa with paypal right now (uk)
     
  6. Rasheed187

    Rasheed187 Registered Member

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    In Holland they do offer this method, where are you from?
     
  7. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Paypal does offer the key fob authentication. It generates a random number that has to be entered. Solves the problem
     
  8. XIII

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    The fob was never available here, but indeed I can now use a mobile phone as my Security Key.

    As far as I know PayPal never communicated this to me and I have not read about it in the tech news.

    So thanks for mentioning it. Enabled now.
     
  9. bellgamin

    bellgamin Very Frequent Poster

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    I have used the fob for several months now & continue to do so.

    Something NEW: At some websites, when I tried to log on to my PP acct, it repeatedly rejected my PW. After a while, I tried this: (1) I entered my PW and then -- WITHOUT clicking "Continue" -- (2) I entered the next random number from the fob, directly after my PW, and then (3) I hit "Continue". Shazam! PP then logged me on just fine.
     
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