Two Factor Authentication Requirement

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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You don’t need them to send you the code. Use an Authenticator app (or have them set it up) and share that particular code. I don’t know about others, but Google Authenticator makes that VERY easy.

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Yay, they went the sane route. Just a friendly reminder that the feature exists, just opt in, not required (?). Thanks peep.

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So… attawyze!  then? Or? :slight_smile:

If only there were…

…a …group of people … [to] help us get more eyes into different areas of the forum, [to] get responses to people more quickly, and help us maintain the growing, kind community that we love…

…a valiant group to step up and confirm things with confidence at uncertain times like these… :face_with_open_eyes_and_hand_over_mouth: :smile:

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I’m fine and having no issues with the Wyze 2FA feature based on a my phone number. Since the cameras are used to evaluate my home interior and surroundings…and I know how relatively simple it can be to ‘eavesdrop’ on them, having 2FA is an added layer I can easily accommodate

OTOH, a group like that might not be as looped in to pending developments as I’d imagine. It would depend on the company constitution and the will of the founding fathers I suppose. :slight_smile:

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The guy on the far right has a youtube channel where he and his little daughter sing together. She’s real cute. That’s where I first learned about Wyze cams.

Yep, touching to see a dad and daughter interacting musically. :slight_smile:

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I just today received this email, peeps.

Wonder if the hammer is about to drop?

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Well, that’s a relief. I was feeling a little too ‘special.’ :grin:

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I got the email a few days ago saying, " we noticed you don’t have two-factor enabled" and how to turn it on. However, I do have two-factor on and have since soon after it was available.

Interesting. I never got the message @peepeep reported to my regular Wyze e-mail address. But today I did receive it to a secondary address (that I’d forgotten I’d used) that I must have used for camera sharing at some point.

Anyway, so for so good, all opt-in…

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Nice job! :+1:

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:rofl:

I still can’t decide whether I use Wyze cams because I like the cams or because I like the people in this forum…

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