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2 step verification : When did I activate 2 step verification? May be 4 years ago. May be as soon as that feature was introduced. So I was happily using with the pseudo contentment that my google account is safe. But who knew that my phone or sim will be compromised? - I think.

I was not getting sms from online sellers for arrival of products. So I thought my current phone with 1GB data plan ( per day !!!) might be the culprit. And moved my 2 step SIM to an older phone. This proved to be problem. I had to try 4-5 times including restarting the phone to get verification code.

So next I did the next reasonable thing I changed to verification phone number. And there was a disaster. Morning at 4 am I tried and tried and tried 20 times to ask google to send me a verification code. To no avail. And I can not call customer care at 4 am.

Morning happened finally. And I can not start the usual vitriolic tirade on - you know who. I am in my mothers. So patiently I called the customer care. And customer service person gave expected irrational explanation.  Was very angry and sarcastic with him.

Called again this time asked the person - can I use your service for google verification code? And patiently explained what is a 2 step verification code is. He kept me in hold, then enquired and told it was possible. There were some more questions and answers and finally he told there could have been a network error.

And there was. Apparently. 

Now the question arises, do I remove 2 step. Having realized that nothing matters. Hackers gonnna hack no matter what. Or network errors will make more errors !



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