The perils of two-factor authentication

Two-factor authentication is a great way of keeping your stuff safe. Except when it's too safe.

When I headed to the account recovery service, dubbed iForgot, I discovered that there was no way back in without my recovery key. That’s when it hit me; I had no idea where my recovery key was or if I’d ever even put the piece of paper in a safe place. I’ve moved since I set up two-factor on iCloud.

If ever there was an advert for keeping stuff like recovery keys in something like 1Password, this is it.

Do it. Do it now.


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