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Topic # 130863 30-Sep-2013 20:52
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Hey guys.

Randomly tonight I got a message when I opened up my E-mails, saying I needed to update my security or something similar. I need to get a "code" sent to me from another E-mail address, which is an alternate E-mail address.

I cant get into that E-mail address because that also needs a code???

The alternative is to give them my phone number, I don't want to do that.

I cannot open my Emails now on my Laptop, but I can on my mobile no worries.

Why is this security measure popping up all of a sudden? Is there a way to get around it?

Thanks

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  Reply # 905400 30-Sep-2013 20:54
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When you give them your phone number they just send you the same code via text...not a big deal

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  Reply # 905404 30-Sep-2013 21:08
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its better to get them to dial a number with the code - more reliable than the SMS option. you get an automated phone call almost instantly, and the computer voice reads out numbers for you




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  Reply # 905421 30-Sep-2013 22:15
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Its two factor authentication, for your own security



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  Reply # 905452 1-Oct-2013 00:04
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Used somebody elses E-mail address to get a code sent to my alternate e-mail address to get a code sent to my main email address.

Wow. What a hassle.

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