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Logging in to Github

Has anyone here been using Github lately? It looks like they're killing it with their de facto forced two-factor authentication!

At first I used to receive the verification code on my email almost instantaneously but in the last few days, it started taking more and more time. Yesterday I tried to log in, had to click the resend button four times before calling it quits. Searching the interwebs, it seems to be an old problem.

Apparently they sent the emails in bulk because today I got the four email. They sent them all at 1AM... like 3 hours after the codes had already expired. *facepalm*

Is that a scam to get people's phone numbers or is it just a classic case of "everything Microsoft touches turns to $h17?"

Re: Logging in to Github

Reply #1
I'm trying it right now and it seems to be true. Github website says, "We just sent your authentication code via email to..." but my inbox has nothing new in it. Nothing new in Trash or Spam folders either.

The result: Cannot log in.

Is that a scam to get people's phone numbers or is it just a classic case of "everything Microsoft touches turns to $h17?"
Yes and yes.

What can I say? Everybody move over to Gitlab. This is similar to when Freenode was hijacked. An alternative had to be set up and everybody moved there.

Re: Logging in to Github

Reply #2
Yep, agreed!

BTW I just realized I posted this in the Otter forums. Feel free to move it to a more appropriate location if you want.

Re: Logging in to Github

Reply #3
Yesterday, it automagically started working again. I guess a sysadmin noticed some machine had pooped itself (or was it the rodents gnawing on the wires?) during the weekend and fixed the problem.

But today it's gone back to not working. These companies are as efficient as the government. I wonder how they're still in business.

 

Re: Logging in to Github

Reply #4
Is that a scam to get people's phone numbers or is it just a classic case of "everything Microsoft touches turns to $h17?"
I suspect it's not so much Microsoft as bots, if they're pushing it. Although it's true that Microsoft et al seem to have some ideas about 2FA as well…

BTW I just realized I posted this in the Otter forums. Feel free to move it to a more appropriate location if you want.
Seeing how Otter is on GitHub it seems quite appropriate to me. ;)