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As with any two-factor authentication (2FA) method, then you're back to essentially only having a password protecting your account. But with grids I'd consider the printout a greater security risk than the server getting hacked. The thing that I find hilarious about grids as a 2FA method is that A) they are too complex to memorize, so you HAVE to have a ...


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As LastPass is a proprietary service, giving definitive answers about it can be difficult. I can say that I have seen no documentation that 2-factor authentication (2FA) would protect you from a side door attack where your data is stolen from the server. That said, 2FA does provide added security against an attack via the API. So, it seems to me that the ...


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Well i think the biggest con is that the 3rd factor is either very expensive (iris scans, good facial recognition) and has some downsides. One example is a user who uses his fingerprint to log-on but he cut himself, the system doesn't recognise his print and refuses access. This is why you still can logon with a pin-code on the newest iPhones.


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Your scenario have many "if" points. Oversoulder see and memorize the pin, get badge, etc. In general smartcard+pin is counted as addon to the username/password but in particular situations it provide enough security as it is actually (in some degree) 2-factor authentication (something you have and something you know) Moreover the certificate in smartcard ...


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In practice 2-factor auth means 2 of the following Something you are Something you know Something you have In this case he is replacing username and password which are both in the "Something you know" category for a token code and a badge which both fall under the "Something you have". So there is negligible augmentation in the way authentication is ...



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