Two Factor Authentication Requirement

The larger the company is, the less likely it is to be required. Banks are an extremely bad example for anything, technical, when the world was becoming digitized, banks were dragged along as an afterthought kicking and screaming, it wasn’t pretty. Don’t look at any part of the global banking system for leadership in forward digital thinking.

Cool, I’ve always aspired to be (one half of) a poor man’s commercial skip button. Probably my greatest achievement. :slight_smile:

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Well, your aspirations were/are extraordinaire here on earth. When you are ready, you may ascend to your well earned rewards.

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Most best recent insight! A steady ascent! :+1:

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YES! That makes me the other half…my wife might not appreciate me calling someone my other half though. :man_shrugging: Soo…I guess we’re just the distraction-duo to @Sam_Bam 's boredom. :slight_smile:

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I started a message to you. You may reply to me there. Or you could respond back in this thread:

The confusion comes because someone posted in that thread about 2FA, and one of the mods moved that conversation over to here since it wasn’t related to the SD card issue…but when a split like that happens, everyone following the original thread gets added to this new thread too…so you were automatically added to follow this thread and accidentally responded in here when you meant to respond in the SD card thread. Don’t worry, I know it’s confusing. It’s just the way the forum software defaults when mods need to split and merge threads to clean up off-topic things.

Anyway, you’re welcome to respond to my personal message, or respond in that thread where WyzeDesmond is monitoring the situation, I’ll read it either way.

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My other half left me long ago. But even though it was long ago, it occurred sooner than I had anticipated. Seems she really didn’t like my fav introduction for her to new friends. I always said, “I’d like you to meet my future former”. Hmm, I thought it had just a hint of humor. Guess she took it too serious. Oh well, like I said, its fun and and informative.

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Wyze integration in IFTTT has gone offline multiple times since 2FA was implemented. Related?

Been using 2FA without any issues. Love it. Took 2 seconds to send a text, authenticate. This is for you’all protection.

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Well. That’s two of you.

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Hmm, this has gone quiet. I see there’s another thread but no particular cut off date. Maybe they’ve wyzely decided to forget this bad idea?

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I think this is a great idea. We will be (Are seeing) more and more of portals requiring this MFA. It is for all of our protection.

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It’s also a great way to get a list of phone numbers they didn’t otherwise possess. There should be an email option.

I hate to say it, but this does reek of yet another poorly conceived rollout… :man_shrugging:t2:

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I’m using Authy, which is much like all other authenticator apps. No phone number given to Wyze for this, but, they probably already have a lot of the phone numbers for Home Monitoring.

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Do the majority of end users actually subscribe to HMS? I don’t. Also not interested in another authenicator app.

I use very strong passwords myself, although I know that many others don’t.

Use your existing authenticator app, and regardless of the password used, 2FA is always superior

Yeah, I have worked in IT for decades and I’m aware of its necessity in certain circumstances. Doesn’t change the fact that it’s just one more pita in this case.

It should be an elective choice and not mandatory.

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I hear you :+1:

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You might be me.

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What really sucks about compulsory MFA in this case is that I manage Wyze accounts for several people, but they maintain ownership. I don’t want all of those accounts tethered to my number; Nor do I want to have to wait for those folks to send me codes when I need to log in as them. Emailed codes to multiple addresses should also be an option… even if it can’t be the same email as our Wyze login email.

Not at all interested in re-working every single gol-dang cam to home on my account either… :man_shrugging:t2:

Also meant to add here that there’s always a balance between security & usability. It should ultimately be up to end users just how far they wanna take things.

Alternatives to forcing MFA would be requiring longer & more complex passwords, periodic forced password changes, etc. for folks who choose to opt-out. I would also have no problem consenting to and acknowledging a “higher risk” waiver, or something along those lines, in the event my account gets compromised.

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