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Guten tag, reporters! I’m writing to you from Medientage Munich in Germany 🥨
You know what would be a great tool? Being able to schedule text messages like you can with email. If anyone knows of a way to do that, let me know.
But here’s a great tool for international situations: GlobalOTP, created by a former Reuters correspondent, makes Two Factor Authentication a lot simpler.
Basically, when you travel outside of your country, you can’t receive a lot of text messages. But the little codes that let you sign into websites arrive as text messages. Egad! A little tool called GlobalOTP will forward these texts to your email.
As I’ve written before, you should really have 2FA turned on (I know, even though it sounds like a lot of work). But in this age of constant hacks and breaches, 2FA is pretty indispensable.
The downside of GlobalOTP is that you have to use one phone number for all your 2FA accounts. It also costs $2 a month, because we’re talking about phone lines and not Internet lines here. Boo.
If you really want to, you can set up authentication apps instead of text messages, but that’s also a lot of work. And if you miss one, you’ll be locked out til you’re back in your home country. Prepare yourselves, reporters!
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