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JamesWlfwood

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I have a suggestion about logging into your account.
Steam (from valve corp the creators of the half life series) uses a 2-step verification process to log into your steam account. They send you a randomly generated code to your email address if you have logged in from a new device. This is similar to the cell phone authentication that's already in place in rs, but for people without a cell phone, but they have email. They could have the option to either have it only verify when a new device is logging in, or just have it do it every time you sign in. This is meant for people who don't have a cell phone and they want the extra layer of security.

[EDIT: UPDATED IDEA]
Another suggestion to this is from a program called truecrypt (A file encryption program.) Instead of the use of passwords, you can use AES encryption to generate a file known as a "KEYFILE" which you can store on a flash drive. It's like the cellphone but instead you have a flash drive or even a file size small enough to put on even an old floppy disk (not that anyone uses that anymore.) It's like having a physical key to your rs account.

Thoughts on this? I think passwords are a thing of the past, even the use of SMART cards should be used instead of password that people may be able to brute force.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smart_card
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TrueCrypt

26-Mar-2019 08:14:50 - Last edited on 26-Mar-2019 10:18:04 by JamesWlfwood

Kings Abbot

Kings Abbot

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For those without a smartphone or tablet they can install the authenticator on a computer instead.

What if you loose the flash drive? You loose access to your account. Those things are small enough to loose very easily.
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This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

26-Mar-2019 11:34:19

JamesWlfwood

JamesWlfwood

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Kings Abbot said:
For those without a smartphone or tablet they can install the authenticator on a computer instead.

What if you loose the flash drive? You loose access to your account. Those things are small enough to loose very easily.


In the program truecrypt you can also use a password as well as a keyfile, you can use both or one or the other, that's the great thing about that program.

If you lose things that easily you shouldn't have a rs account.

26-Mar-2019 14:25:59

Kings Abbot

Kings Abbot

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JamesWlfwood said:
Kings Abbot said:
For those without a smartphone or tablet they can install the authenticator on a computer instead.

What if you loose the flash drive? You loose access to your account. Those things are small enough to loose very easily.


In the program truecrypt you can also use a password as well as a keyfile, you can use both or one or the other, that's the great thing about that program.

If you lose things that easily you shouldn't have a rs account.


Even the brighest minds misplace things, the smaller the easier. The stereotype of a confused and chaotic professor must have its origin somewhere But they don't easily forget a good password (unless you have amnesia, but then you're screwed either way as you forget you even have an account).
The RS Wiki needs a hand, and Bwian's will gladly take the rest of your body!
In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

26-Mar-2019 21:50:24

JamesWlfwood

JamesWlfwood

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Vlumondoxa said:
No support, because the Steam system is broken. Those emails never send.


Kings Abbot said:
JamesWlfwood said:
Kings Abbot said:
For those without a smartphone or tablet they can install the authenticator on a computer instead.

What if you loose the flash drive? You loose access to your account. Those things are small enough to loose very easily.


In the program truecrypt you can also use a password as well as a keyfile, you can use both or one or the other, that's the great thing about that program.

If you lose things that easily you shouldn't have a rs account.


Even the brighest minds misplace things, the smaller the easier. The stereotype of a confused and chaotic professor must have its origin somewhere But they don't easily forget a good password (unless you have amnesia, but then you're screwed either way as you forget you even have an account).


Lmao. Too funny.

28-Mar-2019 02:43:59 - Last edited on 28-Mar-2019 02:44:31 by JamesWlfwood

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