Disney Vacation Club is introducing a new two-factor verification process for Members accessing their accounts on DisneyVacationClub.com. This added security measure will require Members to confirm their identity using a second factor, such as a mobile phone or email address, in addition to their username and password.
Two-factor verification is a preventive measure to stop unauthorized access to your DVC account. This extra step helps to ensure that only DVC Members can access their accounts and prevents unauthorized users from gaining access.
Personally speaking, I’m all for data protection and security, but in an age where fingerprint recognition and Face ID are becoming the norm on both cell phones and computers, two-factor verification is just a painful process at this point. It might be more secure but I feel like we could figure out an easier way.
Let us know in the comments what you think about Disney Vacation Club implementing two-factor verification into the login process! Do you love it? Does it annoy you? Or do you not care too much?
9 thoughts on “Two Factor Verification Coming to DVC Member Accounts”
Somebody who is not you doesn’t need your phone or your computer to access your DVC account, just your email address and password. So your arguments about face id and touch id don’t really stand up.
That said, I find it overkill to require it each and every time you login. Most consumer systems (thinking banks, etc.) require it if you are logging in from a new device (or browser, etc).
This article was the result of the following prompt:
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Sorry Paul, it can be argued that 2FA should have been enabled on the DVC website 20 years ago, but complaining about it existing once it is finally there is very much complaining to about drivers who keep stopping their cars when the traffic light turns red.
I’ll openly admit I know nothing about data protection and security. But I’ll also openly admit its a gigantic pain and I’m surprised we can’t seem to figure out a better method.
About 8 months ago I received the usual DVC email stating “we can’t wait to welcome you for your (month,day/resort) reservation. I saw it and thought that is weird I didn’t make a reservation, perhaps a wait list filled? Went into my account and there was a reservation for a named person I have never heard of… I called DVC, they said that was impossible and asked if I was sure I didn’t make that reservation? Obviously, they were no help! They said they could attach a “code word” to my account so it would not happen again. That worked for a couple months, now when I call they do not ask for the code word. Moral of my story, I have no problem with two factor verification!!
Thank you Paul.
Hate it….it’s a major pain. Have to use that sort of verification system with a couple of other things and since I rarely have my cell phone turned on using that device doesn’t work well for me.
I do not mind an added layer of security – but when time is of the essence (think 11 or 7 month window) for key dates the speed in which someone logs on and gets the desired reservation is definitely slowed down even if everyone is in the same ‘boat’ and affected the same by this slowdown. Seems there will more cause for the dreaded website to crash/lock-up causing more frustration for owners when getting the code from a mobile text or email. I understand the need, but there should be a better way for a member to securely log-in!
Face ID or fingerprint ID isn’t going to help if you’re calling DVC on the phone, and not every device has Face ID or fingerprint, nor has everyone set up these things. But it does seem absurd to do this every single time, especially when even banks don’t do this. This is why cookies exist.
I’m always in favor of more security as this should have existed long before now. Anyone complaining about it apparently hasn’t experienced identity theft and hacking, but then seeing how many people fall victim to phishing and other attempts it isn’t surprising. Too many people fail to create unique passwords for accounts so this move helps to protect them. A few seconds now may save time and headaches later. Complaining about overall technical problems with Disney sites is warranted. Complaining about added security is unfortunate.
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