How to move Google Authenticator to a new device

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Using two-step verification is a smart way to help protect your data on Google. Follow these steps to move the app to your new mobile device. Two-step verification can help thwart malicious attacks against your online accounts. Anyone trying to break into your account would need both your password and the mobile device that authentication codes are sent to in order to gain access. Related stories How to enable two-factor authentication on popular sites How to set up Google’s two-step verification How to use Google Voice with two-step authentication Google has done a splendid job of providing options for those who are interested in setting up this extra security measure: you can get text alerts, or you can use Google’s authenticator app, available for Android, BlackBerry, and iOS. When using the app as your method of authentication code delivery, you may wonder what happens when you want to retire an old phone for a new one. Or, you may have misplaced your device and want to disable the service as a precautionary measure. Here’s how to move the authenticator app to a new device, or disable it completely: Step 1: First you’ll want to install the app on the new …

FLORIDA BRINGING HACKING FELONY CHARGES AGAINST 13-YEAR-OLD

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The definition of hacking in Florida might get a whole lot broader if Domanik Green is found guilty, now that the Pasco County, Florida prosecutors have apparently not yet decided to drop hacking charges against the 8th grader. The Serious Crime of Changing a Desktop Background To be clear from the outset, all this boy did was change a desktop background of a teacher that him and his fellow students disliked. This is not unlike writing on the blackboard behind the teacher’s back, a crime punished with detention. But the Pasco County Sheriffs believe that Green violated Chapter 815 of the Florida law, specifically chapter 06 thereof, which classifies the boy’s activities, technically speaking, as a felony in the third degree. Technically speaking. If people who don’t know what they’re talking about are railroaded by an overzealous prosecution looking for a Supreme Court loss down the road. Certainly a higher court would see the ratiocination of this case to be a miscarriage of the spirit and letter of the law. In any case, the legality pertaining to Green reads: A person commits an offense against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks, or electronic devices if he or she willfully, knowingly, …