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Post by Zvny on Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:49 am

Hey everyone,

There is currently a huge security problem with discord. The new system where you can use a qr code to login on desktop bypasses 2fa.

So never scan a qr code with the discord app outside of the discord website!

I guess they will fix this soon enough, but people are already abusing this.
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Post by Syllabic on Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:51 am

Appreciate the heads up, Tom. I hadn't heard about this before you mentioned it Shocked

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Post by Nerdual on Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:32 am

Thanks man havent heard of it either...
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Post by Kai Whiston on Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:50 am

I mean, if you need a phone to scan the QR code, isn't it technically 2FA? Since you're using something that's considered a 2nd factor device.

You also need additional confirmation on the user's part after scanning the QR code in order for the hijacker to get access to your account.

But nevertheless, people still fall for these phishing schemes, so it's always good to know that you shouldn't scan QR codes you don't trust.
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