I happen to use a laptop (thinkpad t420s )
That’s too bad! I hope it was a one-off incident. What if you need access remotely and the soup nazis decide to update or whatever they did and screwup the ports again!Just got a call from the ISP. ports 5000&5001 were somehow disabled again. He turned them on and I'm up and running. this might get old...
I also think that it is odd that 2FA allows for authorization by the same device that is requesting authorization.
Thank you for the 2FA comments.. I once had a Lenovo P52s when I first started working from home. I hope you have good luck with your t420. After my P52s debacle, I'll never own another Lenovo. I'll just say that regardless of your opinion of the quality of the respective equipment, Lenovo's customer service is the worst I've ever experienced while Dell's has been amazing.
The actual devices such as your phone are not the one providing authorization. It is time based, so the codes are generated thru some algorithm I’m guessing (more advanced guys here can probably further explain). This is the reason why you scan the barcode it essentially creates a time sync and an algorithm puts out the codes.
I know, however, sometimes I need access from untrusted devices. I’ve also read about something that sometimes get screwed up when on a different zone. Don’t know how true is that though. But I’m on a different time zone almost every other month. I’ve been meaning to look into it and never got to.
Fortunately, my first lenovo was T60 which lasted me about 5 years, and this was only because I dropped it and cracked the hinge. It actually probably still works to this day, if I fresh install windows.
My T420s I've had since 2011-12 and I've pumped it up with 16gb of ram and a Samsung SSD, it's my daily driver and power horse. I have a dock where I can also use up to 3 external monitors plus the laptop screen.
On the side I have my own side business relating to technology and similar stuff, this laptop has been awesome to me. Can't forget to mention the feel of keyboard, one of the best keyboards I've ever used.
I know that the app is what is generating the code, but the app is linked to my phone which is essentially another key to the safe. It seems to me that allowing the app on my phone to generate the access code with which I can access the NAS is akin to taping the key to the face of the safe. It just seems odd to me is all.
I wish I was on vacation every other monthHm definitely not my expertise. I'm only in different time zones for once every two year vacation, now having a newborn I'm not going anywhere.