In the past, websites only required a username and password for registration purposes. These days though, website owners have gotten smart. Not only do they need to know that you’re a real person, they actually force you to give them personal contact information to register with their site. While giving out your personal phone number may not seem like such a big deal, especially if you trust the site, doing so can have some security concerns. You have no way of knowing how secure the site’s servers are. If their servers are hacked, your personal information may get into the hands of unscrupulous individuals, and this could be dangerous. Fortunately, there is a way to bypass OTP verification, especially if you’re using an Android device. Here’s how.
How OTP works
The OTP process is rather simple. When you register with a website or app, the site will ask for your phone number in addition to your name and other personal details, such as an email address. The site will then send an SMS to your number containing a code. To continue registering with the site or app, you’ll then need to enter the code sent through SMS.
How to Bypass OTP verification
While there are several ways to bypass SMS verification, some are a bit too technical and will require computer programming language. However, there’s a more natural method, and that’s to use a dummy number. Using a dummy number doesn’t mean you’ll need to buy another phone. Quite a few websites offer a list of dummy numbers specifically to bypass OTP. The best thing about it is their services are free. Here are some of those sites:
The above sites have a list of phone numbers that you can use for the verification process. Once the site you’re registering with sends an OTP to a dummy number you selected, you can view that SMS message online to retrieve the code. This way, you’ll still be able to register with the site and protect your personal information as well. You won’t need to worry about your phone number being sold or being hacked. Keep in mind that you should only give out your personal information to sites that you entirely trust. If you’re skeptical about a website, but still want to register with them, use a dummy number instead to avoid placing your personal safety at risk.
To enhance your Android device’s security and smooth performance further, we suggest that you install apps such as Outbyte Android Care. This particular app is designed to clean your Android device of junk, which you may have gotten from the sites you visited and apps you installed.