Why the fuck some shitty companies like google or yahoo or twitter require a...

Jaxson Morgan
Jaxson Morgan

Why the fuck some shitty companies like google or yahoo or twitter require a phone number to enable 2FA? Just give me the secret key and shut up shitheads. What is that? Collecting phone numbers in exchange for security? Fucking shitheads

Juan Anderson
Juan Anderson

How are they supposed to send the key without a way to send it?

Christian Thompson
Christian Thompson

Because fuck yo shit nigga

Alexander Harris
Alexander Harris

just give me the secret key
And how would you suggest they transmit it to you? The point is that your account does not become compromised if an attacker has obtained your password, because they would require also the ability to intercept your texts.

Wyatt Bennett
Wyatt Bennett

I'm talking about TOTP 2FA, not SMS. You know a key, server knows a key, both of you combine it with the current time and generate a TOTP token (the 6 digit number that changes every min).

Henry Foster
Henry Foster

Because yhen their support center would get retards calling everytime their clock changed

Grayson Thomas
Grayson Thomas

Its just a ruse to collect your phone numbe so that they can sell it to advertisers or any other party interested in buying phone numbers for such

Andrew Roberts
Andrew Roberts

to corrent that, you and server knows the same shared key, not different ones and you compare the generated tokens from you and the server, if they match access granted

If you go to your google account you'll find multiple types of 2FA, SMS, Yubikey and such, SMS and TOTP. They require a phone number to enable TOTP type of 2FA which is not needed to work

Brandon Flores
Brandon Flores

Yandex doesn't require phone number.

Juan Rogers
Juan Rogers

Many more that are not shitheads like github, dropbox, microsoft accounts, origin, etc etc

Lucas Rivera
Lucas Rivera

Google is the company that developed U2F you retarded nigger.

Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas

I'm not talking about U2F incompetent idiot but about simple TOTP

Gabriel Howard
Gabriel Howard

github
dropbox
origin
I thought that was mail server conversation.

Ian Lewis
Ian Lewis

So they asking for your phone number doesn't look as creepy as it would otherwise.

Connor Sanders
Connor Sanders

why require it if it isn't needed, that's my question

Owen Cooper
Owen Cooper

They need it for different purposes (making your database record more accurate) and use the whatever bullshit you fell for as an excuse.

Dylan Lewis
Dylan Lewis

not having a phone with 2 sim cards
not putting a prepaid sim in the second slot
not setting all your 2fa to the second sim

Aaron Perry
Aaron Perry

Motherfuckers! I didn't enable it though

Mason Cooper
Mason Cooper

implying a TOTP app wouldn't sync time with NTP

Jacob Reyes
Jacob Reyes

Adding a phone number in is just one step in many.
A very precious one, but there are more. Like, say, connecting all your ""google services"" accounts under one name, so youtube, g+, gmail, whatever else.
I still remember the bullshit I had to go thru to _not_ have the same screen name on yt and gmail.

Kayden Lewis
Kayden Lewis

There is a revolutionary new technology called QR codes

Asher Jones
Asher Jones

not to mention using SMS for 2FA is fucking deprecated.

Owen Adams
Owen Adams

The motherfuckers are very persisant. I have 20-30 different google accounts before the required phone number to register and then used many times k7.net to verify youtube/google accounts. Nowadays you need a fucking phone for everything

Juan Perry
Juan Perry

And proven extremely insecure, since most phone companies will happily make someone a sim card for a given number with a little bit of conventional "hacking". Read: Calling their support center and being remotely intelligent with your words.

Connor Turner
Connor Turner

Using a Yubikey for 2fa does not require a phone number.

Jackson Gutierrez
Jackson Gutierrez

Are you sure? I think you need to provide a phone number and verify to be able to choose other 2FA methods

David Foster
David Foster

what is google authenticator

Gabriel Rogers
Gabriel Rogers

A TOTP token generator that gets the secret key in QR form and needs phone verification first to be able to use it

Dylan Perez
Dylan Perez

Collecting phone numbers in exchange for security?
uh dude they produce android

Kevin Flores
Kevin Flores

My phone number is linked, but it is a number dead for years.

I was still able to use a yubikey.

Carter Fisher
Carter Fisher

Problem is with my older accounts that were never provided a phone number they can't use 2FA

Carson Richardson
Carson Richardson

A way to show text as an image
Helpful in this case
????

Charles Campbell
Charles Campbell

dude can you even encryption

Luis Turner
Luis Turner

Because some people are normies who like iPhones

Justin Perez
Justin Perez

With all the data breaches and other bullshit I would rather not have my personal identity tied to what I do online. Fuck integration, watertight compartments to keep the damage to a minimum.

Colton Cruz
Colton Cruz

If it is targeted at normies, why don't they follow through?
Normies are shit with security.
Normies let the top of their texts be seen when the phone is locked.
Why not make the message "\n\n\n\n\n\nYour code is GQWERTY" instead?
Maybe throw in some information about the login or something if they thought normies wouldn't be able to read the message then.

Jonathan Thomas
Jonathan Thomas

Not text, data. I dont get what did the guy whom i replied to meant, but secret key needs to be transferred only once and its easier with qr code shown on computer screen instead of SMS.

Leo Sanders
Leo Sanders

Since when is a phone number part of your personal identity?

Dylan Wood
Dylan Wood

Seding data as an image is exactly the same thing as sending it as text.

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