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Why should I use the Google Authenticator app instead of SMS?

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 ...
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Can I have application-specific passwords without 2-step verification for my Google account?

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 ...
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5 votes
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Gmail IMAP telling me to "please log in using your web browser"

While it may seem counter-intuitive, Google believes your IMAP client is a "less secure application" relative to your web browser. You must therefore Allow less secure apps: If you don't use 2-...
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4 votes
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Why do Microsoft and LinkedIn text me from the same number?

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 ...
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How to un-do restricting website's access to Facebook?

In Facebook, on top top-right, click on the icon representing a lock to open the Security menu. Go to "See More Settings". On the next page, go to "Apps" in the list on the left. This will show a ...
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How do I import mail from one Gmail account to another Gmail account?

Those steps are correct for example if you go to your settings and go to the Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab you will see three sections: Forwarding, POP Download, and IMAP Access. With this said the ...
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2-step Authentication Facebook - Is it possible to disable SMS codes?

You can switch to Google Authenticator based code generation from Security Settings → Code generator menu. Click on Set up another way to get security codes, it'll guide you to setting up ...
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I have evidence that someone is accessing my Google account, what should I do?

Do not change your password first. Go into the security settings Click the gear in the top right. Select Settings. Click the Accounts tab. In the "Grant access to your account" section, click ...
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2-step Authentication Facebook - Is it possible to disable SMS codes?

When you first setup, you will have two codes: from SMS on your mobile (because you had to list your mobile to enable login security) from your code generator app (from the FB mobile app or a third ...
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Using “Google 2 Step Verification” while on vacation

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 ...
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Does Gmail provide a way to see a hash of an email?

Not exactly a hash, but every email has a unique ID. This value is accessible through the X-GM-MSGID email header. X-GM-MSGID: 1459153717434291429 This value, when converted to base-16, is ...
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Trust a device for more then 30 days in Google Two-Factor Authentication

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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How can I enforce user authentication when using StackEdit with Couchappy?

These are essentially CouchDB authentication related questions, not specific to Couchappy: 1. How do I create additional CouchDB users in Couchappy? You can use Futon to create a new admin account ...
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Can a hacked Twitter be used to access a person's email?

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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Fetching JSON in Google Sheets (ImportJSONAdvanced not defined?)

The function ImportJSONBasicAuthentication is basically just a wrapper function for ImportJSONAdvanced but changes some options before calling it (the line with var fetchOptions initiliaztion call ...
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What is an account verification method suitable for a Gmail account used by more than one person?

From Protect your account with 2-Step Verification Use backup codes Important: Never give out your backup codes to anyone. You can print or download a set of 8-digit backup codes to keep in a safe ...
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Have account but no cell phone. Will GitHub's new authentication require me to buy a cell phone?

GitHub has been using 2FA with email for a while. I couldn't find anywhere where they said they will be forcing users to signup with mobile phones. Email should do fine for the foreseeable future.
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Github leaks auth keys in a “comment left via email reply”

Everything is safe. I've contacted GitHub support about this, and this is their answer: I've confirmed with our notifications team that the email_token parameter is not sensitive nor poses any ...
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Fetching JSON in Google Sheets (ImportJSONAdvanced not defined?)

I believe that's relying on the the JSON import library by Chris Keller, found here. As its description says, To use go to Tools --> Script Editor and add the script and save. This means the ...
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New sign-in from myname1234@gmail.com

Two possibilities spring to mind. The first is that this is a (spear-)phishing attempt. Someone is trying to trick you into giving up the credentials for your account. That the name doesn't match ...
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Reset or remove Gmail 2FA setting from specific computer

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 ...
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Options for 2nd Factor using corporate Gmail?

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 ...
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Why should I use the Google Authenticator app instead of SMS?

SMS is the most common way to deliver OTPs. It’s convenient as almost everyone has a phone so they can easily get SMS. At the same time, SMS is considered as one of the least secure methods to get an ...
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How to set up PayPal's two-factor authentication with a mobile app or trust my computer?

It can not be done with Google Authenticator or Authy app. Now I only saw two options with paypal you can see information here The Security Key is available in 2 versions: Security Key card: This is ...
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Is it better to register with Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc., or email?

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, ...
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Is it better to register with Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc., or email?

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....
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Using “Google 2 Step Verification” while on vacation

Google Authenticator App is a very good choice but did you lose your device and got locked out of all of your accounts? For this reason I moved over to use Authy app Full Backups Multiple Devices ...
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2-step Authentication Facebook - Is it possible to disable SMS codes?

Facebook currently (May 2017) requires either "Text Message" (SMS) or "Security Key" (U2F hardware token) to be enabled as a backup second factor in order to use 2FA. If you have a hardware token, and ...
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Allow Facebook, Google, etc. (OpenID) login to my WordPress.com hosted private blog

This is not possible on Wordpress.com hosting. The "plugin" optionality is highly limited and curated on Wordpress.com - so to get a wider breadth of functionality, an upgrade to self-hosted WP is ...
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Add non-Google login option to Flickr account

Flickr seems to run on the Yahoo! profile system. Once you get yourself logged in, in Flickr's title bar on the far right is a button to open a user presence menu. Open Settings, and on the bottom ...
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