Well. Nothing like getting an SMS "here's your verification code" message for an account you didn't recently log into to get your immediate and undivided attention.

· · Web · 2 · 0 · 2

Sign-in activity checked on both possible relevant accounts, and things look clean for now.

But still, it was worth double-checking. Gotta take this stuff seriously.

Show thread

@greyduck It's when you get the phone call asking for that information that you know what's really happening.

As long as you don't use the code you're usually safe.

@nomad Getting a code over SMS at least suggests that someone successfully got past the "enter the password" stage, though.

@greyduck No, it suggests they were trying to get your password (for most services, you haven't said which one this was for).

I get those from Google all the time because $idiot didn't remember their account is mumblefrids232 not mumblefrids. (I'm sure I also get them from people actually trying to break in, but those are probably much less often.)

@nomad There's that.

Still, worth giving my accounts a once-over to make sure there's no actual sign-in activity I don't know about. Safe > Sorry.

Sign in to participate in the conversation

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!