At the risk of letting everyone know I don’t have 2FA on my accounts (I still do for some). I am having some serious issues with some of my 2FA protected accounts.
So a while back I set up my accounts that offered 2FA with Last Pass Authenticator app. It worked fine for a long time but then one day I got a new phone. I went through the accounts and removed 2FA, then re-did it all on my new phone, using Last Pass Authenticator. This is when I started to run into issues.
Namely - Twitter. The new phone/app worked fine setting it up, but it would never work again after that. Every time I try to enter the code displayed on the 2FA Last Pass app, it would say that it is incorrect. It also happened on here - my old username I cannot log into anymore because the code provided by the app is incorrect. PayPal as well.
Even after logging into the account from somewhere that did not need a 2FA code, turning off 2FA, and removing the code from the app, and retrying it, it won’t work. On Twitter, LinkedIn, and some other sites even the initial setup with a 2FA code won’t work anymore.
I have tried a different phone, Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator…nothing works. Every single initial setup now for my accounts on 2FA doesn’t work (for a bunch of them at least). What the hell is going on?
So now I have 2FA disabled for most sites that don’t have an alternative. I’d like to get a Yubi Key but that doesn’t really solve my problem because only 1 or 2 of my accounts offer a physical 2FA option. The others offer SMS, but because I live overseas - that doesn’t work. So I am stuck here. I can’t use ANY form of 2 Factor other than a phone call.
Why won’t these 2FA authenticator apps work for me? The only thing I can think of is the original app, the FIRST time I set it up, is still the “correct” code. But then why after disabling the 2FA, and reenabling it, will it not work? I am totally at a loss and thought maybe I could get some insight here.
Thanks for your help everyone. I know a bunch of you use LastPass so I thought I’d throw the question out here.