Two Factor Authentication

Sharon

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#1
This is something that we are trying to implement in our forum for extra security. I know it is available in most apps on my phone. I like being required to insert a pin before accessing important information like my bank information for instance. Is this something that you go out of your way to take advantage of?
 

Thomasss

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#2
For pretty much everything I have, including all my 30 emails, all my forum accounts that offer it, if there is two factor authentication available, I will go out of my way to use it.

You cannot truly be hacked unless they are able to hack your email (or phone for some things). In this day an age I think two factor authentication is almost a must need for every forum and every software, with people being hacked and what not, it's just something you need to use in order to protect your accounts.

I even use it on Facebook, every time I login I have to have a little code to enter. I also get emails and login alerts whenever I login, to if someone was to login I would be able to stop them immediately. It's just something you have to have nowadays.
 

Blue_Cardinal

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I think @Thomasss nailed it; given the world we live in and the constant fear and threats of being hacked, two-factor authentication is almost a must have for any kind of site, let alone admin control panels and bank accounts. If a software has two-factor authentication, and you get hacked while not using the available options, it's really only your fault.
 

Teg

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#4
If it's available; yes, I would go out of my way to utilize it. It adds extra security which is always good for obvious reasons. With the latest happenings around your forum over the past several months, I'd highly recommend using something like that if it is available to you. It'll help eliminate some of the issues you guys have had.
 

AFK

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#5
2FA (Two Factor Authentication) is always a must for me, my products, and other websites.
 

Ash

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#6
I've been trying to look for it for myBB as well but so far no luck other than having it for the admin control panel. I think it can be very important for extra security and its nice to be able to give the user the option of having extra protection for their account
 

Andrew7765

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#7
I like two factor authentication as well. Not sure what to use though for forums etc.
 

JewishPoptart89

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#11
Depending on what it is. Anything like my bank account, paypal, and email I have 2-factor Authentication. But for a forum, not really needed in my opinion.
 

Belthazar

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#12
I have never used it for a forum. I just don't think it's needed, to be honest. If you use a truly random password and do something like write it down on a sticky note, your chances of getting hacked are little to none. With that being said: it's defiantly a plus for bank accounts and such, but it's not really needed for forums.
 

xXInfectedXx

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Most websites and forums I don't enable two factor authenticaition. However, I enable two factor for banking and important websites to stop hackers and people who shouldn't be accessing my accounts. Right now, I have enough security in place across all my the accounts I own across the world wide web.
 

jyy

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Technically, it's the best thing to do. Nonetheless, it causes problems with other admins. They always complain - so I turn that stuff off. In fact, now it's one the first things I do when installing a forum
 

RichEdmonds

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I always have it enabled and recommend others do the same all the time. It's also good practice to not only use it on your forum but on everything you use personally should that service support it.
 

Andrew7765

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#16
Yep. We have this now on our billing panel and admins are required to have it for security reasons.