Non password authentication security keys

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by fossewayfella, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. fossewayfella

    fossewayfella Registered Member

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  2. Rasheed187

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    I wouldn't want to use such a USB key without any passwords, because then it's not 2FA anymore, what are these guys thinking?
     
  3. mood

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    Yes, the authentication is by design a single factor.
    (and if you must enter a password, it wouldn't be password-less anymore...)

    But you can setup a PIN for your security key.
    Now someone (1) must be in posession of your security key (2) and in addition must know the PIN
    to be able to login to your Microsoft Account.

    As long as you have the security key and know the PIN, you are the only one who can login to your account.
     
  4. Rasheed187

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    OK I see, otherwise it would seem insecure to me.
     
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