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GOG has added optional two factor authentication

GOG has added optional two factor authentication

GOG has added optional two factor authentication

GOG has added optional two factor authentication

 

GOG has added optional two factor authentication to the GOG platform, giving users an extra layer of protection to users on the platform. Two-Step authentication is an entirely optional step for the platform, as while it is recommended many users find this extra step to be very annoying and time consuming. 

Additionally GOG is also adding full HTTP connection by default, offering users safe and encrypted connections between them and GOG. All communications will be HTTPS encrypted by default once the initial roll-out period takes place over the next few weeks. 

 

      Today, we bring you two-step login: an optional extra layer of protection for your GOG.com account. In the coming weeks, we'll also be making all communication between you and GOG encrypted by default with HTTPS everywhere — both methods often requested on our wishlist, but also simply pretty smart to offer.

 

GOG has added optional two factor authentication

 

Below is an expatiation from GOG of exactly how two-step authentication will work on the GOG platform, showing exactly why this feature is important and why you should use it. 

 

      Two-step login is an extra layer of protection for your GOG.com account. Every once in a while, we'll ask you to verify your identity with a 4-character security code sent to your email. Simple stuff. 

Two-step login is optional, but we really recommend it. It's designed to bug you only when we notice something unusual — like logging in from a new browser or location. By doing this, we make sure that there's no way to gain unauthorized access to your GOG.com account without both your GOG password and your email account. When used to its full potential with unique passwords for every account, two-step login can be virtually impenetrable.

To enable two-step login, simply head to your Login & Security settings, verify your email address, and enjoy the extra peace of mind. For more information, check out the FAQ.

  

Security is a very important aspect these days, especially when money is involved. Nobody wants to lose access to any of their game accounts so adding extra security to GOG is a obvious step for the platform for the platform to take, especially when Steam already has their Steam Guard system in place.

 

You can join the discussion on GOG adding two factor authentication to the platform on the OC3D Forums

 

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07-03-2016, 20:48:58

NeverBackDown
Sweetness! Already enabled it. I don't find security annoying so worth it to me.Quote

07-03-2016, 21:22:52

jimma47
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Sweetness! Already enabled it. I don't find security annoying so worth it to me.
Same. Happy to have an email or preferably an sms to my phone. I saw on a scam alert page people have been selling PSN accounts and the email address/password. My theory is if they have accessed your PSN (or whatever) account/password then they've probably not far off your email password as well.

Who seriously has completely different passwords for every site/login/app/account? Yes we should but people are inherently lazy and forgetful.Quote

07-03-2016, 21:29:52

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
Same. Happy to have an email or preferably an sms to my phone. I saw on a scam alert page people have been selling PSN accounts and the email address/password. My theory is if they have accessed your PSN (or whatever) account/password then they've probably not far off your email password as well.

Who seriously has completely different passwords for every site/login/app/account? Yes we should but people are inherently lazy and forgetful.
Guess I am alone thereQuote

07-03-2016, 23:00:34

jimma47
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Guess I am alone there
It's a good thing don't get me wrong. In general though people tend to be creatures of habit.Quote

07-03-2016, 23:28:36

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
It's a good thing don't get me wrong. In general though people tend to be creatures of habit.
It's not that hard to write it down even for a lazy person like meQuote
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