Do You Use Two-Step Verification? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we asked you how many monitors you use in your current setup. Thanks to the great turnout of voters, it was possible to get a pretty clear picture of the most popular setup. Can you guess what it is?

Out of 624 votes in total, 2% use five monitors or more in their setup (awesome!), 4% use four monitors, 19% use three monitors in their setup, another 19% use two monitors, one of which is a laptop, 20% use one single monitor, and the majority of the voters, 36%, use two monitors in their setup. Are you surprised?

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

Don’t forget to check out last week’s best comment by Ben Wilson, who took the time to tell us all about his setup, and won 150 reward points for his effort!

This week’s poll question is: Do You Use Two-Step Verification?

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More and more services are introducing two-step verification into their login process. It started with Google and Facebook, continued to Dropbox and Apple, with Twitter and LinkedIn joining the party only recently. Two-step verification, also known as two-factor authentication, is a security method which divides your login process into two steps: the first, enter your username and password; the second, enter a code sent to you via text message or a specialized app. Enabling this service makes it harder to break into your accounts, but also makes logging in more of a hassle. What’s your view on this?

What are the reasons to use or not use two-step verification? Tell us all about it in the comment below.

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