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I don't like TOTP. U2F, however, is both convenient and secure. You touch a dongle, you're in, and at the same time there is no way to get access to your account without physically stealing the dongle. It's a proper second factor to a password.

Other solutions are either or. There is a benefit to confirming particular actions (with the info about the action) in the app but it's unnecessarily inconvenient for mere login.

U2F isn't widely supported but I managed to secure virtually my entire high-value Internet presence with it. Google, OVH, Coinbase, and Stripe all support it. Let's be honest, for HN I wouldn't bother with any second factor. I have the password saved in the browser and that's more than enough.




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