Online Security

Discussion in 'Technical' started by melbo, Jul 30, 2015.


  1. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

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  2. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    2FA is a form of login security that requires something you know (password/passphrase) and something you have (phone or physical key)
    Two-factor authentication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    I use an app called Google Authenticator for phone/ipad and a Yubikey as a physical key. Many services offer this in some form or other. For example, for me to log into my Paypal account requires my username, password and then a code which is sent to my phone as a text (SMS).

    You can set it up at SM using either method here if you want to test: https://www.survivalmonkey.com/account/two-factor Download the Google Authenticator app first :)

    Just remembered that I created a thread on this @Hanzo
    Two-Factor Authentication | Survival Forums
     
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  4. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Mahalo @melbo.
     
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  5. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Melbo i normally use 2FA but on this site it wants it everytime I log in. its way to intense for me to use on this site just saying
     
  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Sla Ker ;)
    :p
     
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  7. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Lol @yard_dart. Pfft... 2x; 4x a day is ridiculous amount of 2FA
     
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  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    There should be a check box to not ask you for some period of time

    I'm not asked unless I log out or access the admin CP
     
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    image.
     
  10. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    I think it's a function of mobile usage tbh. It's one of the things I miss about taptalk. Firefox works but has far more quirks
     
  11. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    Tapatalk was corrupted.... better to stay away from it!!!!
     
  12. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Pfft just because you forgot to turn you message notifications off. This site comes with auto notice 'on' unless you turn it off ... lol. =]
     
  13. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I'm on mobile and only get prompted for 2FA if I log out although I'd actually prefer that it ask me daily.
     
  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    How do you mean?
    Subscriptions to most alerts and notifications here is opt-in. Or do you mean the way TT was set up?
     
  15. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    When I initially joined it sent me notifications to every thread I 'watched'. I still get emails on old threads that become reactivated and have to unsuvscribe each one.

    I'm not complaining. Just stating facts
     
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  16. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Oh yeah. If you watch a thread it asks you if you want to be emailed or not. I thought you meant that you were auto subscribed for alerts and emails o every thread you've made a post in. This is an option (I use it) but it's not default behavior like it was a couple of years ago.
     
  17. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  18. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    To fix that issue... just Unwatch the thread and then just hit Watch again without email notifications.... every know and then I have those pop up as well on older watched threads. Easy peazy :)
     
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  19. hitchcock4

    hitchcock4 Monkey

    It must be your mobile usage. I use the 2FA on Survivalmonkey (with Google Authenticator) and as long as I check the "7 day" box it only asks every week. It even keeps track of computers separately -- that is, I access Survivalmonkey from 2 different laptops and it may ask me to use 2FA on Monday on computer 1 and use 2FA on Wednesday on computer 2.
    Maybe try using a different browser on your mobile? I have Chrome and Firefox installed on my Android but haven't used this site on my mobile.
     
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  20. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    This is the way it's supposed to work. Thanks for the verification.
     
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