[Anti-Hack] How to turn 2-step verification on Google
#11
Is there any backup plan? I mean for example your phone is stolen and you can't do the verification?
#12
@RizwaN: most people(including me) don't even know about this 2-step verification, so thanks for enlightening us.
I have one question, does it cost any money when they send you the verification code via an SMS?
Because there are services that do cost money when they SEND you messages, facebook is one good example of that.
#13
(2016-12-25, 6:47:14 am)CyberHawk Wrote: @RizwaN: most people(including me) don't even know about this 2-step verification, so thanks for enlightening us.
I have one question, does it cost any money when they send you the verification code via an SMS?
Because there are services that do cost money when they SEND you messages, facebook is one good example of that.

If your carrier charges SMS fees, you will be charged for receiving the message. Google themselves don't charge you anything though.
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#14
(2016-12-25, 5:26:48 am)Aegisrox Wrote: Is there any backup plan? I mean for example your phone is stolen and you can't do the verification?

I am using this but never lost my mobile Tongueout because i care. Well i searched it on Google here is information.
Link : https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/185834?hl=en
#15
don't pretty sure on gmail but for example for the icloud id you receive a secret hash code on emergency cases, and you can designate some browser to work without the code on case don't have the phone
#16
My carrier does not charge per SMS I receive (usually). But despite this it is not necessary to send a SMS verification message each time I want to login. I can see why this could be useful for high-profile accounts, but youtubers have even been "hacked" before by malicious-intent people managing to get control of their phone number and registering it to another SIM card.

Basically, I prefer my version of two-factor authentication through the use of an app. Everything from my Google account, Microsoft account to some other sites I have setup 2FA with and use the Google Authenticator through 2FA standards. Authy is NOT appealing since it is not following the 2FA open standard, syncing your data to an American data-center, allowing total recovery through control of phone number and thus I will refuse to use it forever.

All you do is enter "Get Started" here https://www.google.com/landing/2step/ and under two-factor the Google Authenticator should also be listed. However, with this option, I recommend you backup your key in case it ever gets deleted from your phone for your own accounts sake since it will be hard to recover. This can be done by setting phone number as secondary option, several recovery options listed there like recovery key or my own personal favorite just backup the app data. You may also use an app that can sync these to the cloud with adequate encryption, I don't use such apps since they are not free Tongueout
#17
This feature is very helpful for those people who do important activities online.Especially the webmasters who own domains and hosting.It will reduce the probability of hackers attempting to steal the confidential details.
#18
i have a question

Is possible to use this method in linux server? for high security system?

Thanks.
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#19
@g4me0ver It is possible to setup 2fa on a server if you wish. But it is going to be using Google authenticator (or a similar app) rather than by SMS.
Most of the time though, using a password protected SSH key is sufficient.
Also, if you were to lose access to your device running the app that generates the codes, you will probably lose access to your server unless there are backup features built in to the software you decide to use.
"High security systems" as you put it probably wouldn't be publicly accessible anyway. It would be behind a VPN or other private network for example.
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#20
2FA is a very good layer of security to add on your accounts. This doesn't only apply to Google accounts but many other services provides 2FA and it can prevent unauthorized access quickly. It is really useful but you should make sure if any SMS charges will apply, you certainly should try an app instead such as Google Authenticator or Authy. Both are really good at 2FA and can get the job done without any additional SMS charges. Unless you get charged per MB or whatever. I don't think they use much data anyway.




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