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Two Factor Frustration

Posted on 18 September 2014

Its that time of year again. The summer is waning in the Northern Hemisphere (or Spring can’t get here soon enough in the Southern Hemisphere). Pumpkin everything is, well, everywhere and its update-to-the-latest-iOS time.

We know the routine. A watched device never updates, so we plug in, start the update then forget about it until later. Way later. So I usually start mine before I go to bed, thinking I will wake up to a fresh iOS install and device returned to its pre-update state.

That is normally my experience. Until (dramatic music) today.

Cast your mind back in time to those bygone days of April, 2014. Spring, etc., some news event, and Heartbleed were on everyone’s mind. Every website was scrambling to tell its users to change their passwords. In the wake of all of this, Apple released their two-factor verification. I was game, as I have many devices and applications in the Apple ecosystem. Seemed simple enough.

Fast forward to now and the iOS8 update. I downloaded, let it run over night and woke up with a ready-to-go, iOS8 iPhone5. Except two-factor verification was enabled. And to complete setup of my iPhone I needed to receive a text/SMS message. I could not receive a text/SMS message because my phone was setup. Except I needed to setup my phone to receive… you get the idea.

Luckily there is a recovery key, however that is supposed to only be for emergencies. I don’t consider an iOS update an emergency. However, I can see the security premise for having it during setup. Luckily I was in front of my computer and at a place where my recovery code is secured and accessible. Had I een at an office, on vacation or anywhere else, I would have been “stuffed,” as they say.

    

Tags » tips • iphone • ios8 • update • security • 


Someone Wise Once Said...

Posted on 18 September 2014

Our challenge is to learn to accept all of ourselves,
not just the parts that we like.

Holding all aspects of ourselves gently and with compassion
is what heals the divided self…

“ ‐ Paul Ferrini

 


Only people with the wrong combination of genes get ‘kissing disease’ and I’m one of them

Posted on 17 September 2014

lolmythesis:

Molecular biology, University of Cambridge

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Posted 08 September 2014

allcreatures:

Wapusky National Park, Manitoba, Canada

Picture: Greg Harvey/Rex (via Animal photos of the week - Telegraph)

allcreatures:

Wapusky National Park, Manitoba, Canada

Picture: Greg Harvey/Rex (via Animal photos of the week - Telegraph)

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via: all creatures [great and small]

Only Arkansas has slower internet than Alaska

Posted on 04 September 2014

And I bet Australia’s Internet is slower than either of them.

(Source: localstoriesproject)

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Posted 04 September 2014

butchwalker:

This is happening! What a lineup!! Come see me sing some Harrison for a great cause in LA y’all! Link in IG profile or click here http://bit.ly/GeorgeFestLA

butchwalker:

This is happening! What a lineup!! Come see me sing some Harrison for a great cause in LA y’all! Link in IG profile or click here http://bit.ly/GeorgeFestLA

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via: Maybe It's Just Me...

Posted 04 September 2014


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via: The Tie Guy

Posted 31 August 2014

dullish:

Some say, he’s a coke bottle on the weekends..

oh I’m so funny, made myself chuckle

dullish:

Some say, he’s a coke bottle on the weekends..

oh I’m so funny, made myself chuckle

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via: Top Gear

Posted 29 August 2014

fresh-collective:

Vermont Maple Syrup - Syrup Souvenir Shop

fresh-collective:

Vermont Maple Syrup - Syrup Souvenir Shop

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via: The Fresh Collective
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