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Originally Posted by iinversion View Post

So it's basically 2 factor authentication just skipping the first factor lol.

It's no big deal and IMO seems more secure than regular password. It's like 5-10 extra seconds, who cares. People won't have to worry about remembering their password either.

And then you lose the phone or it gets stolen and all the sudden your e-mail account is gone as well. That sounds like rather bright prospect.
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who the hell uses yahoo nowadays?

contender for the worst email service out there

those of us grandfathered in from the early 2000s, if it ever goes down i'm boned. I've got more accounts tied to it that one can humanely possibly remember. Never mind the amount of receipts for parts, which i still sometimes need for reference. It's so far beyond switching all my account to a new email and forwarding the rest, i'm sooooo boned.
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post #43 of 53
I've had my yahoo account for agers. Started migrating everything across to my outlook account then split it off for a second account for secure stuff.
Having to use your phone can be a good shout for another factor Auth but it shouldn't replace passwords.
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That seems... awful. I hate messing with my smartphone. Why would I want to screw with my smartphone just to log in to an email account on my PC?

How are you "screwing" with your smartphone by using it to log-in? rolleyes.gif
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And then you lose the phone or it gets stolen and all the sudden your e-mail account is gone as well. That sounds like rather bright prospect.

If you lose your phone then when you go to get a new one you get your same number transferred to your new phone...

Losing your phone changes nothing. The only people I would see this being a problem for are the people who rarely use a phone or rarely have it with them.
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That seems... awful. I hate messing with my smartphone. Why would I want to screw with my smartphone just to log in to an email account on my PC?

How are you "screwing" with your smartphone by using it to log-in? rolleyes.gif

Yahoo has notoriously poor security and has been hacked multiple times. Would you want your cell phone number included in a list of hacked numbers being sold to phone scammers, hackers, etc.? Cell phones are notorious for having less than stellar security already.
     
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Yahoo has notoriously poor security and has been hacked multiple times. Would you want your cell phone number included in a list of hacked numbers being sold to phone scammers, hackers, etc.? Cell phones are notorious for having less than stellar security already.

Yahoo itself hasn't been hacked leaking passwords. It's been ages since someone decrypted their password security. It's that people continually are stupid enough to use brute forcible passwords.
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Yahoo has notoriously poor security and has been hacked multiple times. Would you want your cell phone number included in a list of hacked numbers being sold to phone scammers, hackers, etc.? Cell phones are notorious for having less than stellar security already.

Yahoo itself hasn't been hacked leaking passwords. It's been ages since someone decrypted their password security. It's that people continually are stupid enough to use brute forcible passwords.

It's been a couple of years since the last time they got hacked, but it has happened several times. All passwords, even dual factor, can be brute forced hacked; it's just some passwords are more easily hacked than others and most hackers only go after the low hanging fruit.
     
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What happens to people who do not have a mobile phone? What happens to people who do not want to connect a phone number to their email address? (if email address gets hijacked, you have to change phone number to just keep clear of spam phone calls and text messages?) If there is no password, how do you connect with Outlook, Thunderbird, or The Bat? Or does it send you text messages every half hour?
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No doubt.

We used to be able to pick and choose what we wanted on our machines and in life, but because of the Think Tanks that keep going forward to make a better reason to or it is simpler fall short of the glory in my book.

Ask yourself this.

Get you a nice boat fuel and head out into the big ocean (near you) and now rely on this one device that has builtin GPS and Loran, Radio, Depth Finder and get way out of sight of land on a overcast day or night even and ask what happens if this device craps out?
You simplicity is no longer simple. You are now at the mercy of you own skills and backup system Compass Maps Winds etc to derive the best option for inland sailing.

Point being don't put all your eggs in one basket like Yahoo, or any of them for that matter.

Use the best option you have for the given times and security options. I have found after so much time these web based sights can and will delete your old messages that years later you need for proof and verification.. When you seek the message and it is gone it can wreak havoc in your life.

I honestly have issue with these sights cause they want all your personal data then you back it up to their service and say you get on the computer to fine or need something your cell backup can't be found.. So as if they keep separate databases on your same personal info from source to source.
They soon will be doing a chip in the body for all.
Edited by BinaryBummer - 10/20/15 at 11:34am
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