I would like to create an anonymous youtube channel. Apparently, you can only start a youtube channel with a gmail account.
Creating a gmail account is only possible with a phone number.
I want to create multiple youtube accounts and don't want them to be linked to my phone number(s).
So I was thinking of using a free online SMS receive service.
My question is: am I making myself more susceptible to hackers by using these services?
For example, if I use a SMS receive site to receive my gmail phone verification code, this sms/code can be seen and accessed by anyone on the website (atleast for a while).
If anyone opens the SMS and sees the verification code, will they be able to use it to hack into my gmail account? I mean, is there a way for them to find out which gmail address this code was meant for and therefore find my account, if anyone wanted to?
Is there any other way in which they can use this phone verification code and hack my account?