The official Twitter account for myGov – a portal for accessing government services online – told Aussies this week: “Going overseas this summer? If you’re registered for myGov security codes make sure you turn them off before you go.”

The startling tweets come complete with professional cartoon graphics, clearly suggesting that rather than a civil servant going rogue on an idle afternoon, the advice was produced as a matter of policy.

Source: Australian government urges holidaymakers to kill two-factor auth

Because some people can’t receive SMS in foreign countries. This is a bad idea ™