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Leo’s been a Mac fan since 1984. And over the years he’s collected a lot of tips and tricks. He shares them on Hands On Mac. Join the conversation here - and ask any questions or make suggestions for future shows.

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I would like to know why MacOS doesn’t give you an option to have 2FA whenever you sign in, especially if the computer has been rebooted or moved to a new location. For example, I have a 2018 MacAir. If it was stolen, the culprit could brute force my password until they finally get in since there is no “erase data after 10 tries” setting. I would say 2FA would not be needed for TouchID…only if the password is required. AND, MacOS should require the password especially if the computer is rebooted or location has changed (if that is even possible).

@Leo, you are a big supporter of 2FA for bank websites and other places that have sensitive information. Why not require this on our computers which also hold sensitive information?