Sunday, February 23, 2020

Linux - Google Password Recovery

Last week I changed my main Google password, and I have been out for a week, on my main Linux machine. 

I changed the password, and I tried it ten times, and I positively knew I would never forget it.  I didn't write it down to help remember.  Next day I mucked up the number sequence, with the million other numbers I have to remember.  Couldn't remember it for the life of me.

Did the full recovery on the Linux machine.  Google kept saying it would take 3-5 business days to get back to me.  When they did, they said they couldn't determine it was me.

I finally did it on my phone, and I got the recovery within 12 hours.  The lesson here is to always do it on your phone.  I wouldn't know how to recover without a phone, maybe they have hacked win 10 to work.  There's nobody to talk to.

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