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Improve The Security Of Your Discogs Account With Web Safety Tips!

If you’ve been keeping up with the news over the past week, you’ll know that there are some bad apples up to some shady dealings online. At Discogs, we take account security and user safety very seriously (check out our Privacy Policy for more details), so in light of current events, it’s a good time to discuss web safety and ensure you’re aware of all the ways to maximize the security of your Discogs account:

  • Keep Your Password Secure
    • Change your password every few months. You may even want to set reminders to do this on your calendar.
    • Don’t use the same password across multiple sites.
    • Make your password at least 14 characters (a mix of capital and lower case letters, numbers and symbols), or a sentence.
    • Never write your passwords down or have them in an easily accessible digital file. Check out PCMag’s analysis of over a dozen password management tools to find one that’s right for you.
    • Use a free password generator like:

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  • Keep Your Computer Operating System & Web Browser Up To Date
    • Turn on Automatic Software updates to help protect against known risks.

  • Watch Out For Email Scams
    • Discogs emails always have a security footer.
    • We will never ask for private or sensitive information via email.
    • Don’t click on anything that seems suspicious.

  • Use Two-Factor Authentication
    Two-Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, is a two-step verification process that provides an extra layer of security. It requires a password, username, and also something that only the user has on them, like a code from an authenticator application.

    • Websites (such as Google) will text you a code when you login to verify your identity.  
    • Authenticator applications are available on all major smartphone platforms.
    • There are other options as well, so be sure to check the settings on your banking, shopping, and e-mail provider for options.

If you have any questions about making changes to your Discogs account, feel free to file a support ticket. As always, thanks for using Discogs and making the community what it is today! Stay safe out there.

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  • May 18,2017 at 3:48 pm

    @Hellmudth @droge-cx-9 We do not currently offer 2FA on Discogs Accounts. We recommend that you activate 2FA for your internet services that provide it, like your email or banking.

  • May 17,2017 at 10:34 pm

    2FA using SMS codes is considered unsafe these days, SMS protocols do not use encryption. So if Discogs is going to implement 2FA, they better use an authenticator that uses encryption.

  • May 17,2017 at 4:29 pm

    same question from me: where do I switch on the recommended 2FA in my Discogs Account?

  • May 17,2017 at 2:04 pm

    Two-Factor Authentication? How can I activate 2FA in my Discogs Account?

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