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Old 05-08-2017, 03:31 PM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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As you may know, SSA stumbled when it first tried to implement "2 factor" sign-in for mySocialSecurity account access, allowing only cellphone texts as second factor.

Starting June 10, they are restarting 2FA, but with choice of e-mail or cellphone text this time ( like most other 2FA's work)

See https://www.ssa.gov/myaccount/message.html for more
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: equator
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Yes, problematic for those of us overseas. At least we can opt for email now.
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Old 05-09-2017, 04:10 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Yup

They won't stop
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Durham NC
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And I tried to get on just now and I cannot get past the sign in sign up page. The rest of the website is working.
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Old 05-10-2017, 04:20 AM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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And I tried to get on just now and I cannot get past the sign in sign up page. The rest of the website is working.
I logged on to the site this morning. It is working.
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Yup

They won't stop
Who is "they" and what will they not stop?
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Old 05-12-2017, 05:22 AM
 
Location: On the road
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Yes, problematic for those of us overseas. At least we can opt for email now.
It isn't really a problem, we use two factor authentication for almost all our financial accounts now.

Just sign up for Google Voice and use the phone number they give you. Reading texts you receive is completely country agnostic and can be done in a browser at voice.google.com. You can also set it up to forward texts to your gmail account.
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Seattle/Dahlonega
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And I tried to get on just now and I cannot get past the sign in sign up page. The rest of the website is working.
Same here.
I called and was told you have to sign in every 6 months to keep your e-mail current.
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Old 05-12-2017, 11:31 PM
 
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Service not available. But 6 months is crazy!! I sign in once a year to verify my wages posted from my employer after year end.
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Old 05-13-2017, 03:55 PM
 
Location: in the miseries
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Who is "they" and what will they not stop?
They is SS
They are determined to bring us olduns into the 22 century
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