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You add your Google (and potentially other) accounts in the app - then you need to open the app to log in to your account.

The app is "forgetting" and no longer displaying the accounts you add, such that you open Authenticator and it's empty.

You can no longer log in to your Google account without one of the 10 printed one-time access codes you made when you first set it up.




> You can no longer log in to your Google account without one of the 10 printed one-time access codes you made when you first set it up.

* or a backup phone number that's been verified (i.e. send a verification code and confirmed).


Hm, the point of authenticator is to not use the phone, because phjone numbers may be more vulnerable. wasn't there a case of social hacking where the telco forwarded to hacker's phone?


That was a case of them circumventing the 2FA he had, they just granted access. Authenticator is a mobile phone app, how are you supposed not to use your phone with it?


You could set it up on a tablet.


Which are still quite a bit rarer than smartphones. Plus it makes your password way less portable.


I measnt not use the phone network, because the SMS could be diverted.




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