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Regarding eHam site security - how many of you would be willing to use "two-factor authentication" (please look it up) for logging in?

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Survey Comments

eHam is a target

eHam has been a target of scammers for
years. People regularly hack into user
accounts (using various schemes - outright
guessing of passwords, or harvesting them
from breaches at other sites, or getting
them through phishing, etc.). They then post
bogus "For Sale" ads, or reply to legit ads,
posing as an authentic ham.

Two-factor can also be used as an aid in
password recovery.
Posted by N2MG on 2019-04-05

Eham Site Security

No real reason to add this onerous log in
process. Frankly, I have enough
password/login procedures to keep up with.
This is not a bank is correct.
Posted by N5XJT on 2019-04-04

Gee Wiz

Will we get a "VERIFIED" badge of distinction and a
fluorescent First Responder vest if we comply. Don't
make this like Fred's stupid sight.
Posted by K1FBI on 2019-04-01

Gee Wiz

Will we get a "VERIFIED" badge of distinction and a
fluorescent First Responder vest if we comply. Don't
make this like Fred's stupid sight.
Posted by K1FBI on 2019-04-01

what about fraudulent classifieds?

havent there been cases of ppl using other callsigns for
ads offering equipment?

im in favor of it to post ads at least, i would feel better
about buying or selling.

every other thing i use has it, and i dont mind entering a
six digit code that pops up on a text msg
Posted by AB3LW on 2019-03-29

what about fraudulent classifieds?

havent there been cases of ppl using other callsigns for
ads offering equipment?

im in favor of it to post ads at least, i would feel better
about buying or selling.

every other thing i use has it, and i dont mind entering a
six digit code that pops up on a text msg
Posted by AB3LW on 2019-03-29

Egotistical Assumption

Even the mention of such a ridiculous notion indicates
that you people have an extremely overblown opinion
of your value. I’d drop you like a hot potato.
Posted by KW4UP on 2019-03-27

Not needed

I dropped FB because they wanted a
copy of my ID card because I wasn't using
my real name. My conclusion? FB
needs me more than I need FB.
Buhbye. Haven't been back in almost 5
years.
With all the data breeches going on, my
faith
in site security is not very high.
FB tried the old "oh but we have to
verify who you are" crap. My friends and
family already know who I am and I decided
that I didn't need FB to live.
For a bank 2FA is fine, but I'm not going
to use it on every site I visit.


Posted by KD7YVV on 2019-03-26

No need.

With a site like this there is no need for it.
It's not a site for sales/money, etc. Leave it alone, it's not broken.
Posted by KB2SMS on 2019-03-25

DIGITAL INTERNET AGE

Forget keeping your self private. Thats gone.
Get over it. All your secrets are out there.
Posted by WJ2L on 2019-03-25

Funny


I'm amused by the fact that folks are getting
all worked up over a survey question. It was
never implied that login security was going to
change, just a simple question that was taken
out of context and got some blood pressure
rising. Relax, take a deep breath and and
realize it was just a question, nothing more.


Posted by N7KFD on 2019-03-24

This hobby is really turning into bullshit.
Posted by W7WQ on 2019-03-24

It's been covered, but ...

Yeah, for we amateurs, much of our personal
info pretty much is a matter of "public
record" anyway. Now if some day the FCC
decides to withhold information on the
persons and businesses they license, better
protection might be a good idea. Of course,
all it takes is one breach and the
overreaction begins ...
Posted by K9CTB on 2019-03-21

Two Factor security

The last thing Iam going to hand over is my phone
number, that has the most value, and you guys(or the
folks that hack you) will sell that number in a second.
Well ok here it is: 916 5551212.
Does making your site tough to use, make you feel
more important, it makes your site less important to me.
Other sites have the goods, why play hard to date.





Posted by KM6PNZ on 2019-03-18

2FA - needed?

I marked "yes if I have to". So why do we need this? I join the
others looking for a justification. So e.Ham - talk to us!
Posted by K7NSW on 2019-03-18

No

Too much info is available for my callsign. I
wont ever put important or sensitive material
on Eham. Anything I may buy would be thru
paypal or other "secure" site.
Posted by N8TGQ on 2019-03-18

75 meters

We need two factor authorization for certain frequencies on that band.
Posted by N3EG on 2019-03-17

Yes really


I think it's an excellent idea but only
because so many are against it.


Posted by N7KFD on 2019-03-17

Not such a hot idea....

Unless there is some specific issue that it is
hoped to be solved by requiring "two factor
identification", I would hope that you will
leave it alone. By the way someone mentioned
"two factor identification" on QRZ.com. Be
advised that at the moment it is VOLUNTARY on
the Zed. Hopefully, it will remain that way.
Posted by W2KG on 2019-03-17

Security

I agree with most of the comments about
internet security. I have closed out of
several accounts because of this Log In Pass
Word Crap. Just someones wet dream.
Posted by W3LI on 2019-03-15

E-Ham Security WHAT??

Ireally don't believe there is cause for enhanced security for users to log on to eHam -or- for users to look at eHam material as posted. Even the Forum readers/users know when someone is just "playing". They don't respond -or- tell the phoney to go somewhere else. Is this survey Question looking for a problem within the eham site ??
Posted by AA7LX on 2019-03-15

Are you kidding?

With the so called 'quality' of some of the users here, this is more of a joke than letting people come on here with handles and no identification at all.
Posted by K1CJS on 2019-03-15

Pole Vaulting over mouse droppings

Really?

Certainly more annoying than not. What problem are you trying to prevent? This appears to be a solution in search of a problem.


Posted by KC7MF on 2019-03-14

log in

Is there a problem or are you trying to block older users

W5CLD
Posted by W5CLD on 2019-03-14

For now, NO!

If things on the internet continue to get worse to the point that
a second factor is needed, I would do so to retain the services
that QRZ provides. That being said, I think we are no where
near the point where 2 factor would be of benefit. So for now,
I'm in the " Hell No" crowd. Thanks for asking.
Posted by W6AAJ on 2019-03-13

Thanks but no thanks

2FA is good for my net banking and things
that cost me a lot of money/grief if they
are compromised. eHam is not included in
those categories. Whenever I change my phone
and have to reinstate 2FA on every website
that uses it, it's a pain, and I don't want
to do it any more than I have to.
Posted by M0TRN on 2019-03-12

Re Captcha if you want to post

Use the free Google reCAPTCHA service and only prompt when posting. Being not logged in allows you to see all of the content, but if you want to post a comment, then require login, Recaptcha and if you really want to get sophisticated, then when you want to sell anything on the classifieds, then the profile will have to have a couple of challenge questions. This will ensure that whomever is posting is the proper person. Disallow people not using callsign logins to post amateur radio gear in the classifieds.

I am a Product Manager/Product Owner for large enterprise portals for companies here in the Silicon Valley, so I do this type of stuff for a living.

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Posted by KB6QXM on 2019-03-12

Security

User names and Passwords...
Getting to be a real pain in the ..ss, I
understand security is necessary but enough
is enough. There are sites I don't use
because of security procedures and
difficulty.
Internet security has gotten so out of hand
there is none.
Posted by N1FDX on 2019-03-11

Plain stupid ...

I droped out of the QRZ site because of this
dumb idea. No need to spread the manure over
here.

There are no trade secrets stored on this site
nor is there any national FYI info either.


Posted by K4QM on 2019-03-11

Plain stupid ...

I dropped out of the QRZ site because of this
dumb idea. No need to spread the manure over
here.

There are no trade secrets stored on this site
nor is there any national FYO info either.


Posted by K4QM on 2019-03-11

Page Security?

I am guessing we are having issues with
National Security here on eHam if it is
being considered? It is only Amateur Radio &
eHam is getting as bad as QRZ.com with their
stupid need of a picture of someones call
sign on advertised items when listed For
Sale? Like that is difficult to fake? LOL
Makes me wonder what some of these folks did
for day jobs & has someone taken away their
authority of making decisions or maybe just
suggestions. LOL


Posted by W4KVW on 2019-03-10

2FA = no phone privacy

This week in the news:

When 2FA means sweet FA privacy: Facebook
admits it slurps mobe numbers for more
than just profile security

'This isn’t a mistake now, this is clearly
an intentional product choice' says ex-CSO
Stamos

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/04/f
acebook_phone_numbers/
Posted by ON4AA on 2019-03-10

Site Security

IMHO all of this is getting out of hand on Social Media! If if continues to the point of being ridiculous, I will do away with all of my Social Media Accounts - eHam included.
Posted by WA0TML on 2019-03-10

Why?

Of course I will if you force me to. Why is it needed? Have there been problems with people logging on as someone else? What personal data is available on e-ham that isn't publicly available other places like the FCC database?

Posted by AA4PB on 2019-03-09

ny7q

I would likely just delete eham.net from my
systems.
Posted by NY7Q on 2019-03-09