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> 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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