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Google Apps Security Beat By CloudFlare Hackers
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GR8Day
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6/6/2012 | 12:39:38 PM
re: Google Apps Security Beat By CloudFlare Hackers
I understand your thought but when I am at home I don't want to do this every single time, so I have designated smartphone, Home PC as a trusted device and that allows me to enter without the text code. So using my land line to receive the one-time PIN is kind of stupid. When I need to receive the code is when I am not at home, thus the idea of sending it to my mobile phone. That and my mobile phone is more secure than my cordless phone which is my land line. But as you stated, activating the two-Factor Authentication technology where you can telesign into your account by entering a one-time PIN code, is a Gǣprerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secureGǥ, and is worth the time it takes to set it up and have the confidence that your account won't get hacked and your personal information isn't up for grabs.
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6/5/2012 | 5:56:41 PM
re: Google Apps Security Beat By CloudFlare Hackers
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is, at this point, a prerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secure. However, 2FA systems can be violated if not properly designed.

The flaw in many 2FA systems is that the information G whether by voice or SMS G to validate an account is frequently sent *to* the userGs mobile number. This is a fundamental error because of the very problems illustrated in the article (e.g., calls being forwarded) and the possibility of the mobile having been cloned.

A 2FA system that reverses the process is inherently more secure than any other system available. A system designed so that the verification code is shown in open text on the web page *instead* of a field into which data (the code) can be entered is a better design. The code displayed must then be sent by the mobile that is associated with that account for verification and ONLY if that mobile (not a clone or a spoofed number G neither will work) sends the code is verification completed.

2FA systems arenGt perfect but utilizing the unique device ID of a mobile by reversing the process as described here, combined with a code and a PIN, reduces the likelihood of intrusion to an infinitesimal level.


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