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Have tech companies taken two-factor authentication too far?


Apple is facing a lawsuit from an aggrieved user claiming that two-factor authentication (2FA) is a "waste of their personal time" for performing additional steps to log in, according to MacRumors. The complaint alleges that use of 2FA requires "an additional estimated 2-5 or more minutes," and that 2FA cannot be disabled after it has been enabled for two weeks.

The filing details the alleged sequence of operations:

First, Plaintiff has to enter his selected password on the device he is interested in logging in. Second, Plaintiff has to enter password on another trusted device to login. Third, optionally, Plaintiff has to select a Trust or Don't Trust pop-up message response. Fourth, Plaintiff then has to wait to receive a six-digit verification code on that second device that is sent by an Apple Server on the internet. Finally, Plaintiff has to input the received six-digit verification code on the first device he is trying to log into. Each login process takes an...(continued)
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