Let me preface my topic that I write it on the notion that 2FA is an important step forward in day to day authentication be it mobile devices, PCs, and what not. I assume the reader is familiar with that material, and agrees with me on the matter. If not, read https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2FA and consider using password-only authentication in public rooms is not feasible, nor it feasible to have memorable, strong passwords in use for every service. So you’d need an integration such as LastPass or Password Safe. Due to Safe Harbor, I wouldn’t be able to recommend LastPass to non US citizens. I recommend Password Safe (+ ownCloud). Anyway…
I’ve been following the Fairphone project for a while now and I am interested in it. The phone I currently use also has dual sim, and this is important for me. Its a budget phone (brand etc doesn’t matter), but it isn’t made in a fair manner, and the Fairphone has a few important advantages to my current phone both hardware- and software-wise.
The Fairphone (both versions) specifically lacks NFC, and I wouldn’t care for that normally. However, a recent product I saw changed my mind: Yubikey, more specific the Neo version https://www.yubico.com/products/yubikey-hardware/
It would allow one to easily use 2FA with their phone and a password (with integration of LastPass or Password Safe). NFC is the only way to get Yubikey to work with a phone since USB wouldn’t work, and if you don’t have Yubikey on your phone it seriously hinders the speed of 2FA to a slow authentication ie. practically useless.
Now of course, I could make a topic where “I demand feature X in Fairphone 2!”, but I know first of all the world doesn’t work like that and second I know in what stage of development you are. So instead, I ask you to consider NFC for Fairphone 3. On top of that, I ask the community if they know an alternative to my idea involving 2FA.