stop taking up my time with your security parinoid. you take up my time and time is $$$ i pay you enough $2700 , i need to take care of my business not yours. leave me alone and think up somthing else to keep you busy
I get the impression from some of the posts here that two-step verification, requiring a code to be sent by phone every time the program is opened, is a default from which some users don't know how to opt out.
Yesterday I had to open the 2017 program. When I was forced to change my current password, it also automatically changed for the 2019 program. But 2017 still uses the password from back then. Of course I don't remember it but the program stored a hint that I had entered. So I got into 2017, but then I think I also had to use the current password. The program worked fine but it wouldn't print on my current printer, even though I changed the setting. But it did save a pdf, which I then could print.
I worry more about a smash-and-grab thief taking the whole computer from my office in the five minutes before police respond to an alarm. It's easy enough to decode the encrypted files, once you have the machine. The real concerns are how much security Intuit has for its servers, and whether IRS has any more security than the other federal government agencies that have been hacked.
@Terry53029 Yes, ProSeries Pro. What I worry about is when I buy a new computer and have to reinstall these past years on it. I already have a couple of old computers stored in a closet, but now I don't remember which was used in what years.
I got 2 "newer" computers when we had to upgrade to the 64 bit system. Fortunately, I have an IT guy who took care of it all, while I sat there and watched for 5 hours.
While I'm a tax lady, not a tech lady, it seemed to me that Intuit does not make it an easy process to switch machines. Once you download the software, that's all you have. All the other data, Client Files, EIN Database etc. are all in separate locations with instructions for each. Only the EFIN info is carried to the Set Up/Options, so you have to reenter the rest for each year. There are shortcuts, I'm sure, but I didn't know any and, of course, the IRS was ready to open the filing season.
I have my two-step verification turned off, and, about every other day, I still get the "need to text me a code" to login . Not sure why, but sure is bothersome.
@Just-Lisa-Now- I did that. But I haven't turned it on, and left it on for a couple days, and then turn it off. I'll try that. Thanks.!!