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Removal or Revision of Multi-Factor Authentication for NYU's Sites

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Under the presumption that cyber security was somehow threatened with a mere username and password requirement, New York University decided to implicate a new system of double security which requires students to confirm their identity on a separate device when logging into accounts including their NYU email and NYU classes pages. These websites are a necessity when it comes to successful completion of classwork and this multi-factor authentication (also known as MFA) hinders many by a) assuming every student is able to own and reach a second device, b) taking up time by being a lengthy process and c) tracking the different devices students hold ownership of (which seems Big Brother-esque to me). I wrote this because I was one of the first people who signed up for MFA to see how it worked and was immediately disappointed but was at the time, unaware of how other students and faculty would feel. I now realize we're all pretty much on the same page and that there are few who deem this necessary. Sign this to ask NYU to undo MFA or at least restart it as an opt-in rather than opt-out program. Thank you. 

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