This is the inverse of this question here.

Google keeps prompting me to enable Two-Factor Authentication for my Google account. I don't like the inconvenience of TFA, such as mandating that I will always have my mobile device handy on me. Assuming that I have a secure (i.e. reasonably long and complex) password that isn't likely to cracked by the most high-end consumer hardware for at least the next decade, can I get away with keeping TFA off?

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    Define "get away with" - that seems like a risk assessment that only you can perform. I personally use strong passwords and 2FA because the risks I have assessed outweigh the inconvenience.
    – schroeder
    Jul 1 at 15:16
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    Are you aware of the threats that 2FA is meant to mitigate?
    – schroeder
    Jul 1 at 15:17
  • @nobody It does. Once again searching before posting the question failed to turn this up, thanks. Jul 1 at 18:43
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    To be fair, the site's search functionality is mostly crap.
    – nobody
    Jul 1 at 20:22