Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
BDFL - Memuneh
64852 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2039647 18-Jun-2018 13:00
Send private message

Depending on the site, if you have 2FA enabled you might see a second page after entering the password so that you can enter the code. On Geekzone you enter the password and code on the same page. You open the app, find the site and the code will be valid for 30 - 60 seconds, then a new code shows up.







304 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2039761 18-Jun-2018 13:57
Send private message

freitasm:

 

Depending on the site, if you have 2FA enabled you might see a second page after entering the password so that you can enter the code. On Geekzone you enter the password and code on the same page. You open the app, find the site and the code will be valid for 30 - 60 seconds, then a new code shows up.

 

 

ok cool

 

My wife explores the same sites so i need to make sure whatever i put in place is simple and wont frustrate the crap out of her





Windows 10 Pro - Ubuntu 19.04 - DJI Mavic Air


 
 
 
 


3908 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2039768 18-Jun-2018 14:03
One person supports this post
Send private message

DamageInc:

 

freitasm:

 

Depending on the site, if you have 2FA enabled you might see a second page after entering the password so that you can enter the code. On Geekzone you enter the password and code on the same page. You open the app, find the site and the code will be valid for 30 - 60 seconds, then a new code shows up.

 

 

ok cool

 

My wife explores the same sites so i need to make sure whatever i put in place is simple and wont frustrate the crap out of her

 

 

2FA is specific to your account, rather than the device.. so unless you are sharing accounts (which is its own bad practice), anything you do to secure your accounts won't frustrate her.

 

 

 

 





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.




304 posts

Ultimate Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2039773 18-Jun-2018 14:19
Send private message

Lias:

 

DamageInc:

 

freitasm:

 

Depending on the site, if you have 2FA enabled you might see a second page after entering the password so that you can enter the code. On Geekzone you enter the password and code on the same page. You open the app, find the site and the code will be valid for 30 - 60 seconds, then a new code shows up.

 

 

ok cool

 

My wife explores the same sites so i need to make sure whatever i put in place is simple and wont frustrate the crap out of her

 

 

2FA is specific to your account, rather than the device.. so unless you are sharing accounts (which is its own bad practice), anything you do to secure your accounts won't frustrate her.

 

 

Sounds good thank you





Windows 10 Pro - Ubuntu 19.04 - DJI Mavic Air


dt

543 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2039961 18-Jun-2018 18:32
Send private message

Great! looking into one of these at the moment.. Dashlane has caught my attention.. is anyone here using/used it or is lastpass the goer? 


3908 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2040018 18-Jun-2018 20:34
Send private message

dt:

 

Great! looking into one of these at the moment.. Dashlane has caught my attention.. is anyone here using/used it or is lastpass the goer? 

 

 

I think lastpass is probably the "market leader" but don't quote me. 





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


127 posts

Master Geek


  # 2040293 19-Jun-2018 10:17
Send private message

Lias:

 

2FA is specific to your account, rather than the device.. so unless you are sharing accounts (which is its own bad practice), anything you do to secure your accounts won't frustrate her.

 

 

Even better, get her setup on Lastpass too and setup sharing for the services you both use e.g. Netflix: https://helpdesk.lastpass.com/sharing-4-0/


 
 
 
 


BDFL - Memuneh
64852 posts

Uber Geek

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

274 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2040621 19-Jun-2018 16:24
Send private message

dt:

 

Great! looking into one of these at the moment.. Dashlane has caught my attention.. is anyone here using/used it or is lastpass the goer? 

 

 

Im using Dashlane, have been doing so for over a year now. Im very happy with the service. 

 

 





 

 

 

 

 


dt

543 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2041861 21-Jun-2018 17:43
Send private message

ratsun81:

 

Im using Dashlane, have been doing so for over a year now. Im very happy with the service. 

 

 

 

 

I ended up going with Dashlane and so far am very impressed and happy with the purchase.

 

The security report it gave me scared the crap out of me.. I've been terrible with my passwords.. insane the amount of accounts I have as well ! 

 

 

 

 


2028 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 2041987 21-Jun-2018 20:39
Send private message

Might be stupid questions, but -

 

A password manager will certainly both generate and keep track of the various web sites etc that one may frequent, BUT what happens if -

 

(a) someone steals my laptop and happens upon the 'master' password … do they then have rampant access to all my websites/accounts simply because the password manager then allows it?

 

(b) the password manager generates a suitably complex random password for a site that I might want to access from someone else's machine … how do I know what the password might be (unless I record it elsewhere)?

 

 


2644 posts

Uber Geek


  # 2041990 21-Jun-2018 20:44
Send private message

DamageInc:

 

Ok this leads me to my next question please - which password manager?

 

 

I use a 50 cent notebook which I keep in the desk drawer, and a biro. Low tech, but cheap, simple and reliable.


242 posts

Master Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 2042017 21-Jun-2018 21:14
Send private message

Rickles:

 

Might be stupid questions, but -

 

A password manager will certainly both generate and keep track of the various web sites etc that one may frequent, BUT what happens if -

 

(a) someone steals my laptop and happens upon the 'master' password … do they then have rampant access to all my websites/accounts simply because the password manager then allows it?

 

(b) the password manager generates a suitably complex random password for a site that I might want to access from someone else's machine … how do I know what the password might be (unless I record it elsewhere)?

 

 

(a) Yep, they would. So just as you do not write your PIN on your cash card, you make sure that your master password is not recorded on the machine. A highly secure master password does not need to be hard to remember. Something like "pringles armpit stinky" is highly secure, and easily remembered.

 

(b) Various options are workable here, such as using Lastpass, or an offline solution such as Keypass or Password Safe synced with Dropbox.

 

HTH


3908 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 2042027 21-Jun-2018 21:47
Send private message

Rickles:

 

Might be stupid questions, but -

 

A password manager will certainly both generate and keep track of the various web sites etc that one may frequent, BUT what happens if -

 

(a) someone steals my laptop and happens upon the 'master' password … do they then have rampant access to all my websites/accounts simply because the password manager then allows it?

 

(b) the password manager generates a suitably complex random password for a site that I might want to access from someone else's machine … how do I know what the password might be (unless I record it elsewhere)?

 

 

A: You don't want to ever safe your master password anywhere, other than perhaps in a sealed envelope in a safe with your will or something. The master password isn't strictly speaking a password, it's actually the encryption key for the password vault.

 

B: You use the mobile version on your smartphone, and if you're not already using a 2FA authenticator you can use lastpass for this too.

 

 

 

 





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


dt

543 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 2042296 22-Jun-2018 10:41
Send private message

Rickles:

 

Might be stupid questions, but -

 

A password manager will certainly both generate and keep track of the various web sites etc that one may frequent, BUT what happens if -

 

(a) someone steals my laptop and happens upon the 'master' password … do they then have rampant access to all my websites/accounts simply because the password manager then allows it?

 

(b) the password manager generates a suitably complex random password for a site that I might want to access from someone else's machine … how do I know what the password might be (unless I record it elsewhere)?

 

 

 

 

 

 

No questions ever stupid! 

 

(a) Yes they will have access to everything IF they happen upon your master password.. now some measures to protect you against laptop theft would depends on how far you want to take your level of protection.. you could always encrypt your laptop HDD and also put a bios password for very high level security.. that way your laptop is effectively a brick.. windows wont boot and even if they were to pull the hdd out of it they wouldn't be able to access any of the files.

 

(b) speaking for the manager I recently purchased, Dashlane.. there is a mobile app that syncs all your passwords.. I use an iphone and it requires my finger print to unlock the app.. there are also browser extension available which require your master password to access. 

 

These password managers are a really good idea.. I've moved my wife and my mother onto it. only slightly more effort involved while you're starting out and a few hours of time over the week to go through changing all your passwords across various sites but once its done and you're use to the process its nice, easy and extremely safe! 


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41


Spark 5G live on Auckland Harbour for Emirates Team New Zealand
Posted 4-Nov-2019 17:30


BNZ and Vodafone partner to boost NZ Tech for SME
Posted 31-Oct-2019 17:14


Nokia 7.2 available in New Zealand
Posted 31-Oct-2019 16:24


2talk launches Microsoft Teams Direct Routing product
Posted 29-Oct-2019 10:35


New Breast Cancer Foundation app puts power in Kiwi women's hands
Posted 25-Oct-2019 16:13


OPPO Reno2 Series lands, alongside hybrid noise-cancelling Wireless Headphones
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:32


Waikato Data Scientists awarded $13 million from the Government
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:27


D-Link launches Wave 2 Unified Access Points
Posted 24-Oct-2019 15:07



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.