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This is the sort of "nightmare scenario" I'm afraid of, and why I'm still not using 2FA. I'd rather risk having only a weaker password, than risking losing my accounts for good. You can't get back into your accounts if something like this happens, right?



To get back into your account you're provided backup codes that you're supposed to store somewhere safe. Otherwise, if your phone were stolen you'd be out of luck, yes.


I was about to respond "Haha, no big deal, I use my Google Voice number". The flaw in this was readily apparent.




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