Two-Factor Authentication: An Extra Layer of Security

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Darkk

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I try to use two factor authentication whenever possible. Normally the one time code is sent to my mobile phone for verification. Works pretty well.
 

pepe2907

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Well, I am asking myself - why they don't put 5 layers of security, or 10, why to stop at just two? Five layers of security will make things really more secure. The problem is - I'll lose half hour just to log in my mailbox /in which there's nothing interesting to anybody but me/ every time I want to check my new bunch of spam. And sometimes I need to check like 10+ times a day for work related messages, so making the login procedure more cumbersome really gets in my way.
 

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I think the NSA's working on backdoors into the hardware now. That's probably why Comcast keeps trying to give me a newer, faster router hehe =)
 

teh_chem

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I'm always astonished that relatively mundane services like google and facebook have two-factor authentication, but none of my financial institutions implement it. Moreover, one of my banks doesn't even allow special characters in their password field, much less 2nd-factor authentication.
 

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2FA can be a chore, but it's worth it. I really like the direction that modern two-factor companies like Toopher are going. I enabled them on my Lastpass account and I dig it.

It feels like we have a bit of a chicken-and-egg problem where users don't know about two-factor and those who do know about it, don't like it. But, without a market--without user demand--companies are not motivated to offer improved services. As pepe2907 implies above, people want improved security without the hassle.
 
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