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Authenticator works even when you don't have any sort of network available for your smartphone. I don't know about your mobile provider, but I don't trust mine to deliver SMS messages in anything that resembles a timely manner. Beyond that, it is more secure, as you've noted.


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I don't know where you're located, but in my corner of the world, this is not unusual. If you wish to push text messages, you will need to sign up with an SMS service provider. You can reserve a short, 4-digit number for your services, which is expensive. Or you can reserve a keyword within a 4-digit number. The number is then shared among other services, ...


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Google set this as an default value and didn't provide any option to change this settings. BUt you can give this as a product feedback where they will change it based on the number of request


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I had a similar issue and instead of receiving texts, I switched over to the Google Authenticator App on my phone (also works with other services besides Google, like GitHub for example). You should keep the backup codes anyway—they come in handy if you don't have your phone with you, you lose it, or your battery dies etc.


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Google now supports 2-Factor Authentication through a process called U2F. Yubico have made a series of Yubikeys that now support the U2F standard. https://www.yubico.com/applications/fido/ At this time the only browser capable of supporting U2F authentication appears to be Google Chrome.


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No, as per my knowledge no one can access email from twitter details, even you will not be able to access your email without knowing password of that particular email id.


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From Google Help: Removing trusted computers from your list You can remove computers from your set of trusted computers at any time. To do so, sign in to your account and go to your 2-Step Verification settings page. Under the “Advanced” section, you’ll have the choice to remove the computer you’re using at the time or all other computers. If you ...


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Are they seriously saying they're going to follow people and post tweets using my account without my intervention? The scope of the authorization is that should you authorize, they can tweet, follow, and update your profile. Note that it's they can, not that they will. Twitter's authorization scope allows for read-only, read+write, read+write+send dm ...


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Let's just start with Twitter for the site that you mentioned weheartit.com If you don't how that login is provided. The site(weheartit.com) had created a twitter application at http://dev.twitter.com and made the app with read , write permissions. (You don't wanna get into the coding part unless you're a programmer). It is the same with Facebook, Google+ ...


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I was able to work around this by turning on 2-step verification, setting up app passwords, then turning 2-step verification back off. When you turn it off, it asks if you want to clear verification data. I said no; I don't know whether that matters. After turning it off, the app passwords link is still available, and my applications still login fine.



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