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MacGyver
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Re: Beware Hotel WiFi

A much better idea in my opinion is the setting of one-time use passwords. You set them in advance in your GMail account while you are at home using your regular password, then if you have to login in an insecure environment, using a one-time password that is no good afterwards ensures your account can't be hijacked.


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said by MacGyver:

A much better idea in my opinion is the setting of one-time use passwords. You set them in advance in your GMail account while you are at home using your regular password, then if you have to login in an insecure environment, using a one-time password that is no good afterwards ensures your account can't be hijacked.

how to? (or is this the one time pad for 2 step authentication)
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I have a VPN setup on my home router as well. I use that while connected to open WiFi hotspots. Either that, or I tether my device to my smartphone that has tethering built in.


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It's an idea I pitched to Google.

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Assuming that it's working as described. How one time log in is much better idea than anything? What if you will have to check your gmail account again in a half of hour and so on? And you'll have to think twice (or even more than that) before you log out... It's not practical at all.
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cacroll
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They use one time passwords, already, for non browser applications. They call them "Application-specific passwords".
Some applications that work outside a browser aren't yet compatible with 2-step verification and cannot ask for verification codes.
But "2 step verification" essentially uses one time passwords. You get the one time passwords using SMS, from your phone, when needed.
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said by cacroll:

But "2 step verification" essentially uses one time passwords. You get the one time passwords using SMS, from your phone, when needed.

or carry the "one-time" pad with 12 passwords.
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said by AVD:

said by cacroll:

But "2 step verification" essentially uses one time passwords. You get the one time passwords using SMS, from your phone, when needed.

or carry the "one-time" pad with 12 passwords.

Actually when you set it up they do give you a list of emergency one time use' codes to stash in case the normal channels are unavailable. Think they give you 12?

And as noted: It works with standard telephones, too. Basically it must be a phone number but they do either SMS or Voice. Mind you it is a 'they call you, you do not call them' so it must be a set, reliable number.

But given the system is open source, there are numerous non-Android/SMS based authenticator clients you can also use: »en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Aut···entation
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they can call you, not smartphone required. I think the pad was 12, might be a few more, I'll check when home.
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said by Vchat20:

It works with standard telephones, too. Basically it must be a phone number but they do either SMS or Voice. Mind you it is a 'they call you, you do not call them' so it must be a set, reliable number.


That's the one drawback with the house phone option - you have to register it in advance - so it's useless when you travel. That's where the burner cell phone is a necessity.
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