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Application-specific passwords are the only workaround currently provided for applications which don't support two-factor authentication to Google. This does effectively bypass two-factor authentication, but only to a certain degree. Obviously, the primary risk is that a compromised application-specific password can be used to access your account without ...


You need to read about MFA tokens. The numbers are sync'ed between the card and the authentication server. They have to match and they change. As part of the algorithm to generate the number, there is info from the device itself (serial number) so that the system knows that the number is associated with a unique device (yours). Mixed with your credentials, ...

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