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There are a number of questions on this site asking essentially the same question:

Why do 2FA apps send an SMS to the user rather than have the user send an SMS to the server?

here are some examples:

  1. [3 votes] SMS Verification Code vs. Response Message. Top answer: 3 votes. Flagged as possible duplicate of (2).
  2. [25 votes] Why do apps with phone verification send the user a message, rather than have the user send one to them?. Top answer: 80 votes. Flagged as duplicate of (3).
  3. [3 votes] Why not authenticate with the user sending an SMS?. Top answer: 3 votes. Flagged as possible duplicate of (2), but vote looks like it failed.

It seems weird that a post with 25 / 80 upvotes is marked as a duplicate and pointing to a post with 3/3 votes.

Moderators: Can we flip the dupe flag so that (3) points to (2) ?

(Thanks to @AndrolGenhald for pointing this out)

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    I don't think vote count is the relevant factor here, but quality and generality. – Anders Dec 13 '18 at 9:20
  • The HMQ title snippet made it sound like you wanted an argument against SMS as a second factor... here might be one for that purpose. – NH. Dec 13 '18 at 21:05

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