Yandex.Money introduced one-time SMS passwords

    Yandex.Money on Friday launched one of the most popular services - protecting any operation with a one-time SMS password. Now there are three ways of enhanced authorization on the site: code table , electronic token and SMS passwords.


    The service is free. In order to start using it, you need:

    1. Link the current mobile phone number on this page (you will need to enter a payment password);
    2. Go to the page of enhanced authorization and enable the service;
    3. Issue five emergency codes: they will come in handy if you lose your mobile and cannot receive SMS.


    These emergency codes, by the way, work for both token owners and password table owners. If you have already switched to enhanced authorization earlier, you can issue codes here .

    One-time SMS passwords are a traditional banking service, but Yandex.Money is not a bank, so this is a difficult and important launch. SMS is easier to receive, they are free, you don’t need to carry a token or store a printed password plate.

    Alarm codes can be printed out once and saved in a safe place on a physical medium - keyloggers and phishing emitters will not find them. Just keep in mind that if you lose both your mobile and the emergency code table, you will have to write a paper statement .

    If you have a token or code plate, you can switch to SMS passwords on the same page . It will not be possible to return to the payment password after this action. SMS will have to confirm each operation in Yandex.Money.


    Enhanced authorization is available to users of any country in the world. The main thing is to bind the desired phone number in an international format. For freelancers: one phone number can be linked to three Yandex.Money accounts.

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