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Old 21 Jul 2016, 11:55 PM   #53
DumbGuy
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Originally Posted by anotheracademic View Post
...I have found two step authentication to fail because of roaming problems with phones....
Instead of using 2FA via SMS (because of roaming limitations), how about using 2FA via the Google Authenticator app (or similar) on a cheap Android smartphone you buy just for that purpose? You wouldn't need a phone plan & SIM card. And the only time you'd need internet access is via WiFi, initially to download the GA app. After that, you don't need any ongoing internet connection to pull up TOTP codes in GA or similar app. Have PIN/pw lock on the smartphone, and you should be pretty protected.
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