This post describes how to turn on SMS 2-factor authentication (and thereby VoiceProtect which provides a third factor) across different online services. VoiceProtect overlays on top of SMS 2FA to eliminate SIM swap hacks and other 2FA vulnerabilities by adding voice biometrics as a third factor.
Using VoiceProtect ensures the strongest authentication available across the broadest set of online services (since every online service that supports 2FA offers SMS 2FA).
This post will be continuously updated with instructions for additional online services. The following is not an exhaustive list, but it provides an idea of how to add enable SMS 2FA. You can also check if your online service provider supports SMS 2FA here.
Chase Bank: Login to your account. In the menu select “Profile & settings” then “Personal Details” then “Phone”. Chase will already have a primary phone number for you but they offer the option to Add a phone number. Click “Add”, for “Use for” select from dropdown Account Alerts, then enter your VoiceProtect number. Chase automatically enables 2FA when signing into a new device. So now your VoiceProtect account will be enabled for 2FA and if they need to call you, they will use your personal number .
Bank of America: Login to your account. In the menu select “Profile & Settings” then select “Extra security at sign in” and enable. Next go back to “Profile & Settings” and click “Phone/mobile numbers” and under the number you see click “Add a phone/mobile number”. Add your VoiceProtect number and then tap the Alerts icon (usually signified by a bell) to indicate this is number you will receive a code and other alerts. And you can also indicate for your personal mobile number that they contact you using that number.
Paypal (personal account): Login to your account and click settings icon. Then click “Security” > “2-step verification” > “Text me a code”. When it shows your phone number, select from dropdown “Input a new phone number” and add your VoiceProtect number.
Stripe: After signing in, click avatar (usually on upper righthand corner) > Profile. Then enable Two-factor authentication and add your VoiceProtect phone number.
Gmail: Login to your account and click your avatar/profile photo. Then click “Google Account” > “Security”. Next select 2-step verification > “Get Started”. When it asks “What phone number do you want to use?”, enter your VoiceProtect number.
Zoho: Login to your account and often Zoho suggests it right away if haven’t enabled it. If not, click on your avatar/profile icon (usually in upper righthand corner) and select “My account”. Then from menu, select “Two-factor authentication” and choose “SMS Text Message / Voice Call”. Then simply enter your VoiceProtect number.
Facebook: After logging in, visit Settings > Security and Login. Then under Two-Factor Authentication, click Edit. On following screen, select you want to receive second form of authentication via a text message. Then use your VoiceProtect number. Using VoiceProtect here adds an extra layer of privacy protection given Facebook has a history if improperly using phone numbers for advertising purposes.
Instagram: In the app, go to your account page and tap the hamburger menu. Then click “Settings” > “Security” > “Two-Factor Authentication” > Get Started button. Then turn on “Text Message” and enter your VoiceProtect number.
Twitter: Login then click Settings icon (gear icon). Then click “Account” > “Security” > “Log-In Verification” (and click checkbox) > tap Start button. Then enter your VoiceProtect number. If you had previously added a phone number then delete that and add your VoiceProtect number instead. Similar to Facebook it is better to not provide your real number to websites that rely on advertising just to be extra safe and protect your privacy.
Apple/iCloud: Log into My Apple ID and under Security click Edit. Then under “Trusted number” click “Add a Trusted Phone Number…” and enter your VoiceProtect number. You can then remove your mobile number. Note although Apple uses FaceID on its devices or sends a code to your device if logging onto the web, it always offers SMS 2FA as a workaround. Given how much data is accessible via your phone and iCloud we strongly recommend using your VoiceProtect number.
Google: Login to your account and click your avatar/profile photo. Then click “Google Account” > “Security”. Next select 2-step verification > “Get Started”. When it asks “What phone number do you want to use?”, enter your VoiceProtect number.
Dropbox: After logging into your account, click your avatar (usually in upper righthand corner) > Settings > Security. Then turn on Two-Factor Authentication select “Send Text Messages” and add your VoiceProtect number.
Microsoft/Azure: Sign in at https://account.microsoft.com and click the avatar on upper righthand corner then “My Microsoft account”. Next click under Security, “Update”. On next page click for “Security contact info” click “Update my info” >“Add security info” > add your VoiceProtect number (and choose text message).