[quote=“RobertLloyd, post:11, topic:1832”]Hi, NewMoneyEra - following your comments on your use of two-factor authentication at Vircurex (where I have an account) I decided to set one up
However, the Vircurex website is very sparse on information on how to do things. I sent a request for assistance by email, but am still waiting for a response. I was wondering if you could provide guidance in the meantime, as I want to set up two-factor authentication as soon as possible
Basically, their website (the Google Authenticator Activation page) asks for a Google Authenticator One Time Password (so that they know I am properly connected) but they do not explain how I get one of these
The same webpage has a “Google Authenticator Key”, but no explanation as to what this is
If you could give any insights on how I progress this, that would be great. Essentially, all I want is to receive by text a code that I can input, in addition to my usual password[/quote]
I think I need to apologize and go back and change what I wrote about Vircurex. I went back to check and it didn’t work how I remembered, so I erased my Vircurex cookies, but still my current Vircurex does not verify the way I said it did.
Maybe I confused it with my Coinbase account? Vircurex does use Yubi keys which I ordered online and have not yet used. I don’t use Vircurex much and just traded some BTC for PPC last night and got a much better deal from BTC-e.com than Vircurex was offering. I stand by my statements about the necessary confirmation via email with BTC-e.com, which I think is a larger more liquid market for PPC and thus gives a better deal anyway.
I did review by signing out and signing back into my Coinbase.com account and the way that account is set up is I had to download an application on my smart phone called Authy. When I sign in to Coinbase after entering my password an additional input window appears on the Coinbase.com signup page asking for additional info, then my smart phone beeps, I open the Authy App and every 20 seconds it supplies a new 7 digit number for Coinbase sign in.
I don’t know what email you have but I have a gmail.com account and a while back followed the instructions to convert it to two-factor authentication. I don’t remember how but it wasn’t too complicated. Making a google two-factor authentication thru google+ or gmail is probably where the answer to your “Google Authenticator Key” lay. For that I’m pretty sure I was using Chrome, upper right hand corner Menu, Settings… or something like that. Google It… if you want
Now, I have to go back and correct what I wrote, sorry about that :-P, and thanks for the correcting feedback.