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Does anyone recognize this number/letter format?

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Once last month and then again a few days ago I opened my clipboard to find 40 to 50 recently copied snippets (all different) of a number/letter combination in this configuration xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxxx. That's 8 characters, 4 characters, 4 characters, 4 characters, 12 characters. Only numbers and letters.

I did not copy these manually. It happened when my phone was not being used (screen was off, phone was not) while I was sleeping.

Does anyone recognize what this format represents and what might be happening to my phone?

B. Diddy

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Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! This would be unlikely, but could they be some kind of 2-factor authentication code? On my Pixel 7 Pro, when I get a 2-factor code via SMS, it automatically gets copied to the clipboard. That's a pretty long string of characters to be a 2-factor code, but I don't know if enterprise might use codes this long.

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