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Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Kanden, Jul 31, 2012.

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  1. Kanden

    Kanden Thread Starter

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    I did'nt know exactly which catagory this would fall under, so i put it under "web and email"

    I just created a facebook and had no difficulties logging on the first couple times. However, now when i try to log on it says i need to enter a phone number to loggon so it can text me a code and, believe it or not, i dont have a phone much less texting. I have looked in mutiple places to try and find a bypass for this, but so far i have had no luck. What i really want to do is skip this process all together. Can anybody help? I would greatly appreceate it.:confused:
     
  2. CeeBee52

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    This is a new idea used for security purposes due to the criminal minds using Facebook. You can be verified and traced through a mobile phone. I won't use Facebook for this reason because it's way too intrusive. Try Twitter.
     
  3. Kanden

    Kanden Thread Starter

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    I would but the reason i joined facebook is to keep in touch with the groups i am part of...it there any way to get past this inconvenience?
     
  4. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    Can you take a screenshot of the page you can't get past?

    I know what you're referring to, but as I already have a Facebook page, I can't walk you through step by step.

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  5. Kanden

    Kanden Thread Starter

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    Here are the images, hope they help. Just out of curiosity is there supposed to be an option to call the user instead of texting the user?
     

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    TheShooter93 Cody Malware Specialist

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    There may be more options added in the future, but it looks like that's the only option for now.

    Unfortunately it doesn't look like there is any legitimate workaround.
     
  7. Kanden

    Kanden Thread Starter

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    Am thinking about getting an ipod...have heard they come with free texting. Is this true? if so, i will just wait a week for that...if not, i will try the linked suggestions, since i would prefer not to have to download something.
     
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    I assume you're referring to the iPod Touch. You can download texting applications like TextFree, but that's not going to work with Facebook's verification system. You have to pick an actual cellular carrier to use that feature.
     
  9. buffoon

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    Where the contents may vary by country, this one may help.

    http://www.facebook....onfirm_identity

    It appears that they'll accept a passport number or driver's licence as identity proof.

    Just for the sake of interest, they appear not to have gotten around to this cell phone number thing as yet, this side of the pond. Or so I'm told by friends, myself not being an FBer.

    Sooner or later they'll realize how much they're shooting themselves in the foot, good as security intentions are. But until then hope you have luck with the above.:)
     
  10. dvk01

    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    on the account settings page, go to security/login approvals & uncheck "Require me to enter a security code each time an unrecognised computer or device tries to access my account"

    old accounts didn't have that option set by default, all newer accounts do

    however, you can't get to the settings page until you are logged in & have given the phone number & got a verification code, unless you altered it before originally logging out

    in the case of the topic starter here, all you can do is find a friend with a cellphone & get the message sent to taht cellphone, type in the activation code that will be given to your account & then change the settings as shown above
     

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    dvk01 Derek Moderator Malware Specialist

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    as far as I know, once you enter a landline phone number in, then the call me option appears, make sure you have a pen & paper handy to write down the activation code that teh computer will speak over the phone
     
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