Is it time for 2fa authenticator?


#1

Is it time for 2fa authenticator? Could use google auth. That be a cool partnership. Any thoughts ?


#2

I think we need for sure 2FA Authentication and Google will be the best.


#3

I personally am not a fan of google authenticator it never works properly with me but i would like to see 2fa that sends a code to my phone or email or maybe an ETN device that you have with you that you can hang on your keychain or something that would be cool to :thinking:


#4

Yes, this’s the most secure way and many well known sites do this, Coinbase , Banks, Amazon, Google, so why we do not have it since is approved by all big players ?


#5

Simply because everything in its time. ETN Team can not do everything in one go. We on our side can suggest it and wait for them to make it happen. :slight_smile:


#6

It’d be a great thing and make me feel a lot more comfortable.
As for method, not too picky. Kucoin uses Google, Coinbase sends me a text with a code. Mind you, both of those get sent to the phone where my Electroneum app is installed on …


#7

The thing is we need extra security now when invested so much money & we need to have secure place to store them now in order to feel safe :roll_eyes:


#8

Send some to offline wallets. You can have as many of those as you want.


#9

I do not like offline wallets as I found difficult to bring the coin back form paper :confused:


#10

Activate Facebook login and active google 2FA in Facebook is an option and don’t use your email/password login method anymore


#11

Im trying to prevent sharing info with facebook incase they get hacked. But ya that could work good suggestion.


#12

No no no, a million times no. Sending a 2FA code to a phone is not secure! It’s very easy to get around via SIM Jacking. These attacks have been on the rise lately.


#13

Yeah ok you are right @Satsukeshi :thinking: i know for sure that the ETN team is working on great 2fa ways towards the future what you think?


#14

I would recommend Authy.

  • Sync across devices
  • Password protected
  • Pincode or biometics to access the tokens (codes)

#15

In my opinion, an ideal form of 2FA is in the form of Hardware Keys (e.g. Yubikey)

@ETNCEO This is a very robust form of authentication. It can also be implemented alongside Google Mobile Authentication, via Google’s API.


#16

Actually, the option to just need to login by clicking “ok” in that app is the safest. No need to enter 6-digit tokens and a possible man-in-the-middle attack would be avoided.


#17

i would like to have something like an ETN key Generator or some sort :thinking:


#18

Actually, Google’s Mobile Authenticator is pretty resilient to man in the middle attacks; someone has to gather many keys over time in order to ‘guess’ what another key is at a different point in time.


#19

Certainly it’s possible for Electroneum to bake their own authentication plugin into the mobile app, and require a code from the Mobile app for accessing the Web wallet. Unfortunately, that option is only as secure as the phone itself.


#20

Yeah but maybe they can do something extra like an ETN device that gives you another code?