[python-committers] Security: please enable 2-factor authentication on GitHub and your email

Victor Stinner victor.stinner at gmail.com
Mon Dec 11 07:55:53 EST 2017

2017-12-11 13:51 GMT+01:00 Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org>:
> Before recommending anything you/we should first give guidelines and
> best practices for backup etc.
> If you lose your 2FA device and don't have some kind of fallback your
> accounts may be screwed.  As usual, security can conflict with usability
> and the long-term availability of data.

Hum, in my first email I wrote:

* Enable 2-factor auth on GitHub and Bitbucket using Yubikey
* Print two-step recovery codes on paper and keep it safe somewhere

Using multiple tokens reduces the risk of losing access to your account.


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