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Two factor auth now available for Honors accounts

Old Feb 14, 20, 10:10 am
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Two factor auth now available for Honors accounts

Was logging into my account this morning to download receipts for expense reports and there was a banner saying I could add more security to my account by enabling two-factor auth. Alas it is only SMS or code-via-email verification, but still. A much-needed improvement!

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Old Feb 14, 20, 11:42 am
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Honestly if I added up all the time in my life I have spent responding to 2FA pushes, it would have just been cheaper and easier to have had my identity stolen by now. No thanks.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 12:13 pm
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Code-via-email is the only form of 2FA that I don't really mind.

For the past 15 years I have used the same email address(es).

In the past 15 years I have had about 20 different phone numbers. I have lost one phone, after which I just got a new number. I have broken two phones and both times I simply started afresh with a clean profile on my next phone.

However I am now unable to do this, due to the widespread adoption of 2FA which is almost always something to do with a phone. If I lose my phone I will be forced to spend 2-3 hours going to the store to get a replacement SIM.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 12:59 pm
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I had to call this morning and the rep sent a text with a code to my phone.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 1:02 pm
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I have Face ID on my phone so I guess that precludes the need for 2FA.
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Old Feb 14, 20, 4:21 pm
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Clearly you have never been hacked.

Originally Posted by arlflyer View Post
Honestly if I added up all the time in my life I have spent responding to 2FA pushes, it would have just been cheaper and easier to have had my identity stolen by now. No thanks.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by WebTraveler View Post
Clearly you have never been hacked.
Hacked no, Wasting hours having to wait for 2FA when trying to confirm the location of that night's stay Priceless!
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Old Feb 15, 20, 1:47 pm
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Originally Posted by WebTraveler View Post
Clearly you have never been hacked.
Nope, not in 25 years of Internet usage, most of them without the hassle of using 2FA.
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Old Feb 15, 20, 4:38 pm
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2FA by SMS/text is not exactly state-of-the-art security practice and does not make me feel more more secure in using it...
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Originally Posted by arlflyer View Post
Nope, not in 25 years of Internet usage, most of them without the hassle of using 2FA.
Then I guess you wouldn't mind if I transfer all of your points out, and change your email address so that you don't get notified of all the bogus reservations I make. Amazing how ignorant people are when it comes to IT security.
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Old Yesterday, 8:36 am
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Several months ago I had 450K Honors points lifted and sent off to Amazon.....took months to get it straightened out. This new level of security is welcome news. Had I not been right on top of it, it would have been more difficult to track down.

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Hacked no, Wasting hours having to wait for 2FA when trying to confirm the location of that night's stay Priceless!
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Old Yesterday, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by cop35758 View Post
Then I guess you wouldn't mind if I transfer all of your points out, and change your email address so that you don't get notified of all the bogus reservations I make. Amazing how ignorant people are when it comes to IT security.
Did I say that? No, of course not. There are plenty of intermediate steps that could be taken. For example, a freeze and robust confirmation could be required when a change of email address is made. But continue to call people names because it makes you feel special.
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