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(USA Today)   Text messages aren't always a great way to execute two-way authentication   (usatoday.com) divider line
    More: PSA, Security token, Authentication, Identity theft, Password, Verification, one-time, phone line, Social Security numbers  
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818 clicks; posted to STEM » on 02 Sep 2021 at 7:27 AM (38 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-02 10:13:26 AM  
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CFitzsimmons: It really bothers me that companies expect me to have my phone with me a all times. From these authentications to restaurants that have replaced menus with QR codes, there is an expectation that I have a computer in my pocket at all times; this is not the case.

I can, and do, go days without my phone. This shocks people, I am aware. When I mentioned to some friends that I was without my phone for a while traveling in Mexico they looked at me like I had gone to the moon without a spacesuit.

We shouldn't be expected to carry a phone anymore than we should be expected to have our refrigerator connected to the Internet.


Buy a Linux phone
 
2021-09-02 9:06:37 AM  
2 votes:
It really bothers me that companies expect me to have my phone with me a all times. From these authentications to restaurants that have replaced menus with QR codes, there is an expectation that I have a computer in my pocket at all times; this is not the case.

I can, and do, go days without my phone. This shocks people, I am aware. When I mentioned to some friends that I was without my phone for a while traveling in Mexico they looked at me like I had gone to the moon without a spacesuit.

We shouldn't be expected to carry a phone anymore than we should be expected to have our refrigerator connected to the Internet.
 
2021-09-02 9:46:42 AM  
1 vote:

Russ1642: I don't know why so many companies can't figure it out


TOTP requires an app to be installed on the user's device.  SMS does not.  It's a cost/benefit calculation, and breaking SMS requires breaking the law.  That's good enough to cover banks asses, or at least has been so far.
 
2021-09-02 11:24:56 AM  
1 vote:

CFitzsimmons: It really bothers me that companies expect me to have my phone with me a all times. From these authentications to restaurants that have replaced menus with QR codes, there is an expectation that I have a computer in my pocket at all times; this is not the case.

I can, and do, go days without my phone. This shocks people, I am aware. When I mentioned to some friends that I was without my phone for a while traveling in Mexico they looked at me like I had gone to the moon without a spacesuit.

We shouldn't be expected to carry a phone anymore than we should be expected to have our refrigerator connected to the Internet.


Better to steal your data my dear......
 
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