The death of the grey cells
I’m beginning to think I’ve gone too old for this technology lark.
One of my problems is my new phone and it has me scratching the old head, or rather scratching it more than normal.
I need a password to get into my web server’s engine room. Fair enough. I have no problem there. Then they suggested I use that ubiquitous Two Factor Authentication, or 2FA as they insist on calling it. No sweat. I switched it on and it told me to install a yoke called Authy on my mobile. I did that and it works very well – I enter my password into the web part and then enter a code that Authy gives me.
But then I switched phones, so of course I had to install Authy on that. But Authy won’t let me in. It keeps asking for a password to decrypt myself and I don’t remember ever entering a password or encrypting myself in the first place. Fuck! Now I have to use my old phone to gain access which sort of defeats the purpose of getting a new phone if I have to still carry around my old one?
Don’t suggest using any password recovery as the instructions are full of gobbledygook that would require a two week course in decrypting acronyms.
Tomorrow they are supposed to be releasing a new version of WordPress tomorrow. The only problem there is that they insist on messing around with the editor that I use to do my scribbles. Every update seems to make it more complex to use so it’s only a matter of time before everything gets broken. I’m tempted to ignore the update but then it probably fixes a few security things I’m not aware of.
I’m quite chuffed with myself that I managed to reset all the clocks and watches yesterday.
Maybe there’s hope for me yet?
I had a similar experience changing from Vodafone to Eir. It straightaway asked for me to enter my PIN, something I had never had in the first place. I tried 0000, 1234, and, on the third and final chance, got it with 0987.
In the end I got sick of trying numerous passwords and just removed the two factor thing. I deleted Authy. Life is too short.