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1-08-2010 @ 5:08AM
Great idea to include it with Cata. As far as having a program on your computer providing you with the code is pretty stupid. Accounts are hacked from keyloggers most of the time, so the same type of technology could be used to view/hack the authenticator software. As far as hardware (keychain) authenticators vs phone software, I much prefer the hardware one. I have both types. On my iPhone, it takes too long to open up the app, compared to just pressing a button and instantly receiving the code on the hardware version. Also, it's happened to me at least twice, that either my phone locked up and I had to restore it, or accidentally upgrading the iPhone app, and doing that without deactivating the authenticator from the account first will lock your account. And it's a major pain to call up support. I much prefer the hardware authenticator over the phone software authenticators.
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