Authenticator - Possible to build this into Daedalus Wallet?

daedalus

#1

Hi all, first post here.

Would it be possible to integrate the unlocking of our Daedalus wallets with an authenticator like Google Authenticator?

The reason that I ask is that no matter how secure the Daedalus Wallet is & no matter how strong our passwords are, all it takes is keylogger / screen capture malware on our computers and even the best security is bypassed entirely.

This is my biggest fear, and it is why I prefer a cold wallet for storage. This threat vector is where hardware wallets excel - private key is never exposed in a way that can be captured by a keylogger or screen capture malware. (At least that’s my understanding).

I’ve read that a hardware wallet integration (Trezor, Ledger) doesn’t seem to be in the cards but has there been any thought to integrating a 3rd party authenticator (google authenticator comes to mind).?

I don’t know if it is possible or not, but this would go a long way to improving security (unless I’m really misunderstanding things) and it would be pretty exciting news for the community and for the Cardano project as a whole imho.

Cheers


#2

an extra protection layer would be great!