Reply to post: Re: 2FA, passwords, fingerprints

Got your NUDE SELFIES in the cloud? Two-factor auth's your best bet for securing them

Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

Re: 2FA, passwords, fingerprints

Sending a text message containing a second password to the phone is a good idea, though.

It has additional advantages. My bank uses it to verify online purchases, checking that my credit card is being used by me. Some months ago I got 3 or 4 such passwords within 5 minutes, for purchase attempts I hadn't made. A check online showed that other purchases were being made on my clearly skimmed Visa card. A quick call to the card hotline to cancel the card saved me a lot of grief.

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