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Password safety

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:03 pm
by merk
Just some general guidelines and tips on how to keep your online life secure. ... -tips.html

Re: Password safety

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:36 pm
by SquarePeg
I liked this article because it described how Google's 2-step authentication works. I've always assumed that the verification involved a text message that you'd reply to. I don't have a smart phone (or any cell phone), so I assumed I couldn't take advantage of it. But I do have a tablet and could run the random password generator app.

Re: Password safety

PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 2:02 pm
by merk
They give you both options - they can send you a text message or you can use the authenticator app. I use the app since it's a little faster than getting a txt message.

They also have an option of getting a USB security key. You would need to plug in that USB key any time you login from a strange computer, or once every 30 days on your main pc. That option is even more secure than the app, but I'd be too worried about losing the USB key or forgetting to take it with me if i go on vacation or something.