I came across this article on enabling two-factor-authentication for several accounts.
I noticed that not only are there several more services now offering 2FA than when I last checked a few months back. But once I set out to enable my accounts on these services I also noticed that several of them now supports apps in addition to SMS-messages.
And I’m also very glad that the apps are becoming more generic so I don’t need to have a mass of apps installed on my phone, but rather that it’s now possible to use for example Microsoft Authenticator not only for Microsofts own accounts but also for Google, Twitter, Dropbox, Amazon and others.
The article doesn’t mention Steam though, but I think it should. Steam is quite huge as platform and enabling 2FA was both easy and well worth it, considering the info stored there. And neither is Apple mentioned which is a little odd, but AppleID is also very smooth to enable for 2FA.
There are also some identity services missing in the article where maybe I should look more into their respective settings to see if they now support easy to use 2FA as well.
I’m thinking specifically of WordPress, Instagram, IMDb and Origin. And of course all the web shops where personal info is stored.
And lastly what I’d like to see now is support in Password Safe for PC and the pwSafe iOS app for tagging accounts with a green colour flag if they’re 2FA enabled.
While it’s really such a minor trivial thing, it’s still quite annoying that my “home” location won’t appear in the Facebook app on my iPad, only in Firefox on my PC.
It does result in quite many incorrectly location-tagged posts, to be adjusted later sometime. It’s just such a waste of time.
(Another annoying triviality is that the iPad still hasn’t picked up the change of site icon which the rest of the devices has. Should I really need to reinstall the app just for this detail? It works, but still…)
(And, updated, I reinstalled the Facebook app as well. It didn’t help.)
I happened to notice that Twitter displays an incorrect site icon, the old one I replaced a while ago is still used by Twitter. It’s not even in the media library in WordPress so I’m not sure but I wouldn’t think this is due to the version 4.5 upgrade, but rather a separate issue.
I’ve asked in the WordPress forums for suggestions on how to solve this, let’s hope that works.
I’m hearing every now and then people mentioning that I have a blog.
I find it quite amusing to see the same people be so surprised that someone actually uses all the new collaborative technology that we have purchased and built.
I guess I sometime should tell them I don’t really have one blog, that one’s really only rarely used. I actually have four, and two retired, plus one semi-active wiki, two half-and-half abandoned discussion forums, and a few others servers on top of that. I’m really trying to consolidate, whenever I have some spare time over of my free time, which is actually very seldom considering the kids, the family and the photography.
But someday I will succeed…