SMS Verification Code From Google (220-00) : AM I BEING HACKED?!

Am I being hacked? That’s the first thing I thought when I received the following message from 220-00:

Your Messenger verification code is G-######

The strange thing is, I don’t use SMS 2-factor for any of my Google accounts. Apparently, Google still uses it internally. This particular code format is used for verifying RCS for Google’s new enhanced SMS service. The codes are sent out automatically and are intended to be viewed only by your phones internal system, never displayed to the end user. Some Android phones (and likely all iPhones) end up displaying the SMS instead.

So no, if you receive this message, you’re not being hacked, you’re just seeing some internal message intended only for your SMS app to parse. Do be careful and keep this code private still as it could be used to authenticate into your project fi account.

 

List of TDK Subsitaries (According to SEC Filings)

The following is a complete list of subsidiaries of TDK Corporation according to SEC filings:

Name of company Head office location Function Percentage owned
SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
Hong Kong, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
Hong Kong, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Fujitsu Philippines Corporation
Laguna, Philippines Production of electronic materials and components 65.80%
TDK Xiamen Co., Ltd.
Xiamen, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Taiwan Corporation
Taipei, Taiwan Production of electronic materials and components 95.40%
Headway Technologies, Inc.
California, U.S.A. Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Amperex Technology Ltd.
Hong Kong, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Korea TDK Co., Ltd.
Seoul, South Korea Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Magnecomp Precision Technology Public Company Ltd.
Ayutthaya, Thailand Production of electronic materials and components 89%
TDK Dalian Corporation
Dalian, China Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Corporation of America
Illinois, U.S.A. Sale of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Electronics Europe GmbH
Düsseldorf, Germany Sale of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Singapore (Pte) Ltd.
Singapore Sale of electronic materials and components, and recording media 100%
TDK (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Bangkok, Thailand Production of recording media, and electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Electronics Corporation
New York, U.S.A. Sale of recording media 100%
TDK U.S.A. Corporation
New York, U.S.A. Others 100%
TDK Europe S.A.
Luxembourg Others 100%
Lambda Holdings Inc.
New York, U.S.A. Others 100%
Lambda Far East Ltd.
Devon, United Kingdom Others 100%
Magnecomp Labuan Inc.
Labuan, Malaysia Others 100%
TDK-MCC Corporation
Akita, Japan Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Densei-Lambda K.K.
Tokyo, Japan Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Ugo Corporation
Akita, Japan Production of electronic materials and components 100%
TDK Shonai Corporation
Yamagata, Japan Production of electronic materials and components 100%
Media Technology Corporation
Yamanashi, Japan Production of recording media 70%
TDK Service Corporation
Tokyo, Japan Others 100%

SEC notice of exempt offering of securities (Form D)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) can file a SEC Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities (Form D). This notice must be filed by companies and funds that happened to sell securities without registration. The Securities Act of 1933 enacted by the United States Congress allows them to do so.

The date of the first sale is the date that the investor is contractually obligated to invest money. Securities are proof of ownership or debt deeds that have a monetary value and can be sold. In the past, these securities used to be in paper format, however, now they are most likely stored digitally.

Examples of securities are stocks, options, and bonds. Usually selling these unregistered is considered a felony. There are times when people who work for a company may get stocks. However, these stocks need to be registered with SEC in order for them to be sold.

Privacy-Enhanced Mail [begin privacy-enhanced message proctype]

We all know that the Internet is becoming an increasingly insecure place. This is why the Privacy and Security Research Group (PSRG) of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and the the Privacy-Enhanced Electronic Mail Working Group (PEM WG) of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) set up this system of Privacy-Enhanced Mail.

Privacy-Enhanced Mail messages often begin with the following headers:

-----­­­­­BEGIN PRIVACY­ENHANCED MESSAGE­­­­­------
begin privacy-enhanced message proctype
privacyenhanced message proctype
begin privacyenhanced message
begin privacy-enhanced message
-----­­­­­END PRIVACY­ENHANCED MESSAGE­­­­­------

This form of mail uses encryption and message authentication processes. PEM is now an Internet standard. It allows Internet mail to be sent to another party in a safe fashion. The messages are sent in their original form, ensuring that people don’t tamper with them. Also, the person on the receiving end is able to verify that the message was sent to that individual. Finally, PEM ensures that the message is kept private and is not shared with unintended parties.

There are two different versions of PEM. One is written by Mark Riordan. The other one was written by Trusted Information Systems, Inc.