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+Bitbucket has now added two-factor authentication to their website. That's great for security and it's what the public expects these days. However, I think people could have given themselves the same security using a long and strong password.

In general, a two-factor auth system must have some state (like a secret key from which one-time codes are derived) embedded in the second authentication device. If you take a traditional password based system and add the same amount of entropy to your password as the second auth device has, you should be just as well off as when you use two-factor auth.

Of course, remembering a super long password is impractical or rather impossible. This is where a password manager comes in handy: it will remember your passwords and often sync them between your machines.

I'll claim that such a setup gives you exactly what people want in two-factor auth: you've prevented people from accessing your account from a new machine after guessing or brute-forcing a normal password.

Is there some flaw I've missed in the above argument?

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Back in groove with Python Latvia and PyNight's.
And we are back. We had small hiatus in August because of our involvement with FullContact Code Academy. Join us Sep 09, 19:00, TechHub Riga

This time we will have code review format. Share links to your code snippets at https://gitter.im/pythonlv/pythonlv
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And we are back. We had small hiatus in August because of our involvement with FullContact Code Academy. Join us Sep 09, 19:00, TechHub Riga

This time we will have code review format. Share links to your code snippets at https://gitter.im/pythonlv/pythonlv
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Python 2.7.10 is out!

Do make sure your code can handle the two-digit bugfix release number.

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Interesting post about dangerous behaviour of human-driving cars. Humans are really bad at it. 
Our safety drivers routinely see people weaving in and out of their lanes; we’ve spotted people reading books, and even one playing a trumpet.

Too bad there is no story about the trumpet playing person :(

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Interview with Travis Oliphant about his and scientific community awesome work. #python

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