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[liberationtech] Receiving phone verification and 2-Step Verification codes through a 'number inside Iran'

S.Aliakbar Mousavi mousavi.sa48 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 09:54:11 PST 2015


I think regardless of its sender, since the authority can read the SMS it
would be better to ask users inside the country to use the app rather than
a mobile phone number.

On 16 January 2015 at 12:44, Amin Sabeti <aminsabeti at gmail.com> wrote:

> Google has sent its codes via SMS with Iranian number since 6 months ago.
>
> On 16 January 2015 at 17:39, Collin Anderson <collin at averysmallbird.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 12:10 PM, elham gheytanchi <elhamucla at hotmail.com
>> > wrote:
>>
>>> I think it means the codes are generated by the state agencies.
>>>
>>
>> They are not, the international companies would contract with an SMS
>> gateway to send codes. That SMS gateway should be a more or less a dumb
>> pipe that transmits whatever it is sent by the provider. It so happens that
>> now the pipe is closer to the user but the source stays the same. The SMS
>> gateway and telecommunications companies can certainly surveil or modify
>> the content (the latter wouldn't be useful for 2FA), but it should not
>> generate the codes.
>>
>>
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