- Nov 28, 2020
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As with most things, if the incentive is removed or scamming becomes almost impossible, the criminals go somewhere else.
Good question. No, it’s not only for mobile. In this case, the Google Authenticator app would be used for any situation where you need to log in (desktop or mobile, your device or one at a library, etc). For instance, I have 6 accounts set up in Google Authenticator. Some for work, some for personal stuff. I pull out my phone when I need a code to log in. I’d also note that there are desktop-only or desktop-first alternatives to many “2FA” mobile apps.Is the Google authenticator only if you're accessing the forum on your smart phone? Probably a stupid question.
I'm usually on a desktop and typically stay logged on. Occasionally, when I'm mobile I'll access the forum on my phone.
I enabled two step verification using my email address.
Changed to 2FA this morning. This evening, two attempts to login from unknown source. They’re out there.
I would think that's only the case if the login information for the two is similar/weak. To me it seems doing everything through a phone puts your stealable identity right there along with your social activity. Of course, I don't do anything through a smartphone since I refuse to let one into my life.Probably because if the hacker has your login to DFO they may also be able to access your email.