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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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How to activate 2-Factor Authorization with authenticator for a Google account?

Even to activate the Authenticator, first you need to complete SMS/Voice setup. Then, follow the directions for your type of device explained on Google Help page for 2-Step Verification. Read this ...
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What does a very long Google verification code mean?

I recently got a similar message, "Your Google verification code is" and then an unusually long verification code (much more than the normal six characters you get through 2 factor authentication). ...
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Setting up Google Authenticator without giving a phone number?

Google Voice requires another phone number, so there is no point to that. I created a Skype number for this purpose. However, there is a fee required. You could theoretically let that subscription ...
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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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