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How do I use my IFTTT backup code to get access to my account?

When I enabled two-step verification, they told me that the backup code is important: Keep your backup code in a safe place! If you lose access to your phone, this backup code will be necessary ...
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Require two factor authentication on Facebook

I'd like to set up 2 factor authentication on Facebook that uses my phone. In Facebook's security settings I've gotten to "Set Up a Third Party App to Generate Codes". It gave me a QR code to scan ...
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How to activate 2-Factor Authorization with authenticator for a Google account?

When I want to add 2FA with the Google authenticator, Google always want to add 2FA with Phone verification instead. I Googled it and all articles are mentioning the same URL, which asks for a phone ...
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What does a very long Google verification code mean?

I just received a mostly usual SMS starting with "Your Google verification code is...". Only mostly, however, because: I definitely didn't attempt a new sign in with Google in the last hour. I have ...
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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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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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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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Google 2-step verification: Should my phone know my password?

Just enabled 2-step verification for my Google account. I have installed Google Authenticator on my Android phone, and I set up an application specific password for the Google account associated on my ...
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Does Google Authenticator work with personal accounts?

Is it possible to set up Google Authenticator for my personal accounts or is it only available for Google Apps accounts?