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Perfect Paper Passwords

Perfect Paper Passwords for your WordPress blog.

2 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 stars
Works great!
By , for WP 3.5.1

After some initial confusion (myself fault) I finally understand how it worked and it's very good!

The confusion was that I've entered the "Secret" in the Profile page, but then I was thinking that I had to enter the "Sequence Key"... in reality I needed to enter the "Secret", then go to the end of the page and click on the "Update Profile"... and the "Sequence Key" is automatically created.

The second confusion was that I only need to copy the "Sequence Key" to the GRC web page, and update the Sequence Key created by the web page by the one show at the profile... but I was also entering the "Secret" in the third option of the "Passcode character set:" (called: Provide your own passcode alphabet of any composition and size:) and the correct option is let the default option... because that part is what the system is using to show in the card it self (the letters, numbers and symbols).

I should read better the instructions :p

Also... if you chose more "Length" don't forget to also to update the "Passcode length" on the GRC web page.

4 stars
Great security solution, especially for international use
By , for WP 3.5.1

This plugin is very easy to set up, costs nothing, and provides two-factor authentication which does not require a mobile phone.

My reasons for using this plugin:

  • Simpler and more secure than Authy. I had been using the Authy plugin for two-step authentication. Authy sends a text message containing a password to an SMS-enabled device, e.g., a mobile phone. However, sometimes the text messages fail to arrive promptly (probably delayed by the mobile phone service provider). Authy does not offer any alternative method for login. Authy requires the plugin user to verify identity by charging half-a-dollar to the plugin user's credit card. Not much money, but: Is it really prudent to give access to one's credit card account, and hope that the company keeps the information secure?
  • An international solution. Among affluent classes, in affluent countries, smartphones, and reliable feature phones may be common, but there are many persons for whom a mobile telephone is a burdensome expense, and many parts of the world where reliable service does not exist. My WordPress website has users on every continent -- it would be unrealistic to presume that every user would have access to reliable mobile SMS service. This solution is low-tech and foolproof.

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