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Is selecting trusted computer in 2-step verification less secure? [migrated]

In using 2-step verification, does selecting 'Trusted Computer' a less secure options? https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/2544838?hl=en If so, is it still a reasonably secure option?
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Options for 2nd Factor using corporate Gmail?

I'm working from a corporate account. The company uses Google's services. The account is only password protected. I use Opera when accessing this account. I have a personal, throwaway Gmail account ...
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Why should I use the Google Authenticator app instead of SMS?

I use Google's two-factor authentication, because I know that access to my email account is the skeleton key to all my other accounts. And... it's pretty annoying - I'm frequently swapping computers ...
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Can't set up 2 step authentication on a Google Apps for Business account

I'm having issues setting up 2 step authentication on a Google Apps user account. I've gone to the settings page and normally under the password tile there is the option to setup 2 step auth, but when ...
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2-step Authentication Facebook

I tried the 2-step authentication with Android's Authenticator app. It worked well, but then I removed the Facebook account from the Authenticator app and now I can't set it up again. Every time I try ...
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Change bitbucket login from username / password to login with Google

I've got a Bitbucket account I setup using a username / password, at the moment Bitbucket don't allow you to have 2 step authentication on your account, so I want to change my Bitbucket login to be ...
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How do I turn on Twitter's two-factor authentication for multiple accounts and one mobile phone?

I want to turn on two-factor authentication for the multiple Twitter accounts I manage. I want to enable Send login verification requests to the Twitter app. However Twitter requires a unique cell ...
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Can you enable two-step auth on a custom domain using gmail?

I want to use a custom domain name for my e-mail, while still using gmail. So for instance [me@myname.com]. However, I don't see an option to enable two-step authentication this way. I'm using the ...
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Google Keep Does not work after turning on 2-factor Authentication on Google Account

I have been using "Google Keep" extensively to keep notes on my workstation, laptop and my mobile phone. I turned on two factor authentication recently and Google Keep stopped working on my desktop ...
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Can I have application-specific passwords without 2-step verification for my Google account?

Is it possible to use application-specific passwords on Google without going through all the hassles of the 2-step verification authentication? What if I don't want to tie myself to a phone number on ...
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2-step verification check box does not work

I have set my Google account for 2-step verification through the phone number. But when I check the Don't ask for codes again on this computer option, it doesn't work, and every time I want to post a ...
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Getting rid of “Having trouble accessing your Google Account with an application or device?”

I'm someone who has been using 2 step verification for a year now. Recently, I keep getting the following email from no-reply@accounts.google.com: Hi Manish, Did you recently get an error ...
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Verification by SMS in country with long code? (Germany)

I enabled two factor authentication with a German number. And since then I'm locked out of my account: verification SMS never arrive After setting up two factor authentication, I made a quick test, ...
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Google Apps: 2-factor verification code for brand new user?

I am the admin of a Google Apps domain. I created a brand new user account. I tried to sign in as that user (in a new browser) and it told me that "Your organization's policy requires you to enroll in ...
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Setting up Google Authenticator without giving a phone number?

Google's support page at http://support.google.com/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=185839 states that if I set up two-factor authentication from my Android device, it will offer me a chance to ...
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Why does Chrome throw out my Google Two-Factor Auth “trusted-ness”

I have Google Two-Factor Auth turned on for my account. When I first log into my account, I have to enter a code I receive via SMS. At this point, my computer should be trusted; that is, I should have ...
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How do I untrust a computer with Google two-factor authentication?

I use Google's two factor authentication to send my phone text messages with a string of 6 numbers every time I log into a computer that isn't mine. It has worked well so far until today. Today, I ...
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How to stop Gmail's “Add your mobile phone to your account”?

Gmail prompts Add your mobile phone to your account .Without a phone number, you could lose all access to your account if you forget your password or if your account is hijacked. Adding a phone ...
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Limit Google “trusted computer” auth cookies to 30 days

It looks like Google's two-factor authentication has switched to using long-expiration cookies for remembering "trusted" user agents, instead of the 30 day expiration previously used. This seems ...
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Is Google Authenticator really a second authorization factor?

Google Authenticator uses static security key to generate time-based one-time-passwords. This makes security key to be equivalent (in term of usage) to usual password. As two passwords are ...
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Can I use the same smartphone for two factor on 3 separate Gmail accounts?

I have three separate Gmail accounts and I'd like to use two-factor authentication on all three. Unfortunately, I do not have three cell phones on which to install the app. Can I somehow use ...
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Erase Google two-factor authentication token

I logged in to GMail with two-factor authentication and mistakenly left the "Remember this computer for 30 days" option checked. I'd like to erase the authentication token, so on the next log in ...
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Google 2-step verification recovery

I have the following scenario: a Google account with 2-step verification turned on verification is tied up to the iPhone app iPhone app got blown away accidentally however, the iPhone itself is ...
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Has Facebook disabled Login Approvals?

I have recently discovered that login approvals on Facebook is no longer available: Compare this with @gravity's screenshot from this answer: Is there anything special that I'll have to ask my ...
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Google 2-step verification from 2 devices

How can I add a second device to a Google account to generate the one time password with? I have added my iPhone (with the Google Authenticator app) during the 2-step verification setup wizard but I ...
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Google 2-step verification fails with FeedDemon

When I enable Google 2-step verification, FeedDemon sync with Google Reader fails. FeedDemon reports the following error: FeedDemon was unable to login to your Google account. Please check that ...