WordPress assumes proof of phone ownership can be completed with ancient sms texting — false as is auto-reply and deleted — or via privacy rape (Google Authenticator app). And why limit users to phones? What about ubiquity of other internets capable devices?
Two supremely stooopid options: old for the luddite, or new for the cretin.
To compensate for these laughable offerings wordpress offers OTP only after choosing one or the other stooopid options
“to make sure you’re never locked out of your blog, you can generate a set of ten, one-time-use backup codes. We recommend that you print the backup codes out and keep them in a secure place like a wallet or document safe rather than saving them on your computer, where they’d be accessible to anyone using your machine. ”
“At the end of the setup process for Two Step Authorization, you’ll be given the option to generate backup codes:”
Which is all the more curious given the necessity of the OTP completion
Generating backup codes is essential and must be done.
I’d like to generate my One Time Pad codes and not be bothered with luddite/cretinous “two” factor “choices”. XMPP texting? SIP texting? wakey wakey!