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January 17, 2023 at 6:07 pm #16909utzer2
Hi. It’s recommended that we don’t have the Bitwarden app on our phone. If we are not by our computer and need to log into something on our phone, can we just log into Bitwarden itself (instead of downloading and using the Bitwarden app)? Would that be “safer” than using the app?
DebJanuary 23, 2023 at 3:42 am #16928jsjgerib
I have same question as Deb. I guess response/reply has not been posted for her question yet. BTW, I’m VERY appreciative of this Q&A section. I’ve been away from the Privacy Plan for quite a while and am going back, almost to the beginning to try to “get” what I wasn’t able to before… was usually not able to formulate questions in the Webinars, when I was able to be present. Hopefully, my learning curve will be better this time! Also, Glenn, please be sure you have my correct email. [email protected]. I believe you only have me as [email protected]. SO many of those emails go into bulk folder. Please use my protonmail email. Thanks much. Gerie BellJanuary 24, 2023 at 11:33 am #16932Glenn Meder
Hi Deb, I do not have the Bitwarden app on my phone. I only have Bitwarden on my computer. But I do have my two-factor authentication on my phone, and not my computer. Thus if I lose one or the other, and if they were able to gain access to either app, no one can have access to my accounts. Again, this is the concept of compartmentalization. But, I also say that you have to be careful accessing Bitwarden when you are away from your trusted network. Yes, you can log into a site from a coffee shop or such, but you have to be more careful. Make sure your VPN is turned on. Make sure no one is looking over your shoulder or that any cameras are watching you. Make sure that you have two-factor authentication turned on. And even in the best case, I would still be cautious and I would be reluctant to log into anything really sensitive, such as a bank.January 24, 2023 at 12:28 pm #16933utzer2
I don’t have the bitwarden app on my phone, so if I really needed to access something from my phone, then I could go to Bitwarden.com and log in to access Bitwarden that way? I will have a VPN app on my phone too.
Also, I am trying to get authy (it’s installed on my phone only) to work with Bitwarden, but it’s rather confusing for me. The instructions that you gave us in the course from authy aren’t up to date and I am also not able to get the recovery code to work.
You’re talking to a person who is not very techie when it comes to this stuff lol.
DebApril 16, 2023 at 1:33 pm #23901M1ch3lle
I have Bitwarden on my laptop and Authy on my mobile, the problem is when I leave home, I can’t access anything because Bitwarden has the passwords.
Is there a safe work around? I’m going to end up with not using Bitwarden and going back to making up passwords – maybe that is the workaround?
Interested to hear others thoughts on this, please.
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