Losing It All to an Online Fail

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A widely circulated horror story in Wired this week about losing everything to security flaws led Librarian By Day to tell her story about being locked out of Google by their security process. Blogger Bobbi Newman said,

As a frequent travel and often user of free wi-fi I activated Google two-step verification process a couple of years ago.

It was a little time intensive setting up (generating all those specific passwords for devices or services) but I felt totally worth it for the extra security it gave me. The app on my android phone was easy to use and since I am NEVER without my phone, always there when I needed it.

Then in January a series of events culminated in the “perfect storm” that led to a nightmare of trying to regain access to my Google account.

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Lock by m thierry via Flickr

Read more from How I Lost Access to my Google Account for Weeks Thanks To Two-Step Verification at Librarian by Day

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