👍 #913 - I Lost My Phone With My Second Factor for Authentication. How Do I Recover?
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But what if I lose it?
That's one of the most often cited objections to enabling two-factor authentication on your online accounts.
And it happened to me. While I was traveling, no less.
Nope, it wasn't a disaster. I had options. I run down my experience in I Lost My Phone With My Second Factor for Authentication. How Do I Recover?. (Spoiler: enable two-factor. You'll be fine, and more secure.)
Also this week:
- Getting bounces to emails you never sent.
- Facebook impersonation, and why it's not a hack.
- Keeping email you want from going to spam.
As always, links below.
As promised we're off this week. Next week too.
Have a great week!
I Lost My Phone With My Second Factor for Authentication. How Do I Recover?
Proving you're you without your second factor.
My phoned died, and with it, all the two-factor authentication methods I'd used it for. Here's how I recovered.
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Why Am I Getting Bounces for Email I Didn't Send?
|Spammers want to send email that looks like it's coming from someone who can be trusted. They want it to look like it's coming from you -- and you end up getting the bounce notifications.|
I Got an Email Related to Someone Impersonating Me on Facebook. What Should I Do?
|Facebook impersonation is common and annoying, but typically does not represent a direct security threat.|
How Do I Stop Email From Going to Spam?
|Train your spam filter to stop emails you want from going to your spam folder.|
Can My Boss See My Mail and Instant Messages?
|When using your company's machine and/or network, it's safe to assume that your boss or IT department can see your emails, instant messages, and everything else.|
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Can My Boss See My Mail and Instant Messages?When using your company's machine and/or network, it's safe to assume that your boss or IT department can see your emails, instant messages, and everything else.
How Do I Stop Email From Going to Spam?Train your spam filter to stop emails you want from going to your spam folder.
I Got an Email Related to Someone Impersonating Me on Facebook. What Should I Do?Don't panic. This situation's bark is worse than its bite.
I Lost My Phone With My Second Factor for Authentication. How Do I Recover?My phoned died, and with it I lost the two-factor authentication methods I'd used it for. Here's how I recovered.
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