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ADMIN: Two-Factor Authentication (TFA) Is Now Available For Added Security

  1. JwRosenthal Nov 24, 2021

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    How many cat pictures do I have to post to be considered “important”?
     
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  2. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Nov 30, 2021

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  3. ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Nov 30, 2021

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    Dude.

    Not cat pictures, pussy pictures.
     
  4. ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Nov 30, 2021

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    And just one should get you the attention.
     
  5. JwRosenthal Nov 30, 2021

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    And wearing a GMT!
    B8F0EBDC-F3D1-4688-85D5-ECF2636D2C2F.jpeg
     
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  6. ahsposo Most fun screen name at ΩF Nov 30, 2021

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    Well, it's a start...
     
  7. YY77 Nov 30, 2021

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    Easiest way would be to change your OF username to "important" then everyone knows what/who you are.::rimshot::
     
  8. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Nov 30, 2021

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  9. perks713 Dec 1, 2021

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    Since I'll never fit into those categories I guess I'll just go opt in on my own :)
     
  10. perks713 Dec 1, 2021

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    I want to add that if you go with the app method you may also consider enabling email as well, honestly doing both is a good idea either way. If you get a new phone or the app has an issue it can be complicated to get access back. I had that problem a couple weeks ago at work. It only took me 20 minutes to get someone to reset things for me but had i enabled both email and the app I wouldn't have had the problem.
     
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  11. UncleBuck understands the decision making hierarchy Dec 20, 2021

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    Was just hit with 2fa and it went slicker than owl shit.
    Not ass-kissin', but I wish Trev and Ash were handling my financial sites.
     
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  12. bardamu Dec 31, 2021

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    Just installed google authenticator on the phone, it works flawlessly.
    Thanks guys for improving security on OF.
    Happy New Year!
     
  13. cvalue13 Feb 3, 2022

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    LESSON LEARNED - ENABLE TFA (YES YOU!)

    Read this is you would like to avoid (best case scenario):

    • exposing your personal message information
    • exposing other forum members to fraudulent sales posts or worse
    • embarrassingly begging the assistance of 1-6 mods
    • embarrassingly requiring the assistance of a mod for 20-30 minutes of their precious time
    • frustratingly resetting all your passwords
    • enduring an unexpected morning’s worth of panic and your own waisted time, and
    having to see Ads

    This morning I woke up to ADS on omegaforums (the horror!) because I had been logged out of my account.

    Looking next at my email, I’d received a password and email reset notification - my omegaforums account had been hacked.

    Suddenly, my mind started racing over all the possible personal information in my OF private messages, from having completed many purchases/sales over the years.

    Anxiety reaching higher, I realized I had no way to contact the mods. I began text messaging the one mod for whom I have irl information, and setting up a new account (name: “iwashacked”), then panic-messaging not one but FIVE other mods.

    I was reaching for my bug-out bag when @dsio responded to my ghost account message, and deleted the two “for sale” posts created on OF by the hacker (seeking to scam fellow members).

    @dsio then spent the next 20+ minutes graciously guiding me through securing my email address, reestablishing my OF account, reconfirming ky account security and TFA, and observing my embarrassing come-down from the panic high.

    Like some of you I’m sure, I’d seen this earlier announcement of TFA availability and passed by it casually. Had I paid attention, it would have taken 2-3 minutes to complete and avoid this mornings circus.

    So, if you would like to avoid all this (best case scenario), enable TFA now
     
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  14. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 6, 2022

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    Mate thanks again for being proactive in getting in touch and for posting your experience here as a warning and reminder to others, please anyone reading this consider this experience and try to enable TFA yourself to protect your account and the community.
     
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  15. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 8, 2022

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    Hard to believe it has been 1 year since it was put into place!
     
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  16. MTROIS Feb 8, 2022

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    Since we are all spending too much time on OF… time ends up flying away from us. Oh the irony!! :D
     
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  17. Foo2rama Keeps his worms in a ball instead of a can. Feb 8, 2022

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    Well, the last 2 years have had a bit of fluid time...
     
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  18. Shabbaz Feb 9, 2022

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    Strange I did'nt see this earlier. But I enabled TFA.
     
  19. Scarecrow Boat Burt Macklin, FBI Feb 20, 2022

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    Friendly reminder to please set up Two-Factor Authentication if you haven’t, yet. It’s easy to set up, use, and once running, you don’t really know it’s there.

    Do it for yourself if you have your own sensitive info in your private messages. Do it for others if you have their sensitive info in your messages. Do it so the mods don’t have to rescue you :coffee:

    :D
     
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  20. Syrte MWR Tech Support Dept Mar 29, 2022

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    Are there other good TFA apps aside from Google which could work?