With the rise of malware attacks and data theft, many are turning to two-step verification (2FA) to protect themselves from these attacks.
One of the most popular apps used with 2FA is Google Authenticator, and the app has just made great strides.
Google Authenticator has recorded 100 million downloads on the Google Play Store and is one of the main choices when it comes to authentication.
The program is a one-time code generator (OTP), which can be used with any compatible service. This should prevent anyone else from accessing user information.
The latest update for the app includes a dark mode, as well as the function of exporting saved credentials for all accounts that are 2FA secured, from one phone to another, using a QR code.
There are some other solutions that users can use to protect their data. Thus, Authy has an advantage over Google Authenticator in that if a user’s phone breaks down or is not available, the application can recover verification codes via the cloud.
In addition to 2FA, there are some other measures that can be taken to secure data online. You can turn off notifications on your phone’s lock screen. Then, you can use a VPN, and there is a universal tip – use unique and strong passwords.
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