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two-factor authentication for Gmail
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labbe5

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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jun 2016, 14:34    Post subject:  two-factor authentication for Gmail
Subject description: only five minutes of your time to set it up
 

https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/06/29/how-to-set-up-two-factor-authentication-for-gmail/?utm_source=Naked+Security+-+Sophos+List&utm_campaign=75b237992c-naked%252Bsecurity&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_31623bb782-75b237992c-455063009

The security blog Naked Security is offering a complete review of how to have two-factor authentication for Gmail, and Google account.

It is very easy to follow and, by the time you complete the process, you will have a new layer of security for your Google account, where you may have tons of emails, gigabytes of photos and videos, a considerable amount of blog posts, etc, which will be more secure, in only five minutes of your time.
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april


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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul 2016, 17:58    Post subject:  

And if you leave them on there you will be a bit of a mug .
Never leave stuff on other peoples servers unless you want others to see it.

Once you set up the above then they will selectively sell access to your phone for commercials . What type of fool willingly gives them this name address phone computer laptop type data to marry up and sell for profit to people who will then expect to be able to send you all the spam they want because after all they paid for that. Bugger you if you don't want it.
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Burn_IT


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PostPosted: Sat 02 Jul 2016, 07:58    Post subject:  

Indeed!
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bruno

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Nov 2016, 08:54    Post subject:  

Two factor authentication is clearly a complete scam.
It's a scam, just to get your phone number.

And it's also part of the "War against the password".
A long and complicated password is almost impossible to break, while mobile phone text messages are very easy to intercept, they are not encrypted, and even the complete phonenumber can be easily hacked and overtaken, just by somebody pretending that the number is his, and requesting a new sim card.
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Nov 2016, 10:10    Post subject:  

Where given the choice, I refuse to use ANY important information for authorisation. The only exceptions are well known orgnisations, and even then I try to stack them. IE refer back to the one place.
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