Enable Two-Factor Authentication For All Famous Apps on iPhone, Android and PC
Enabling two-factor authentication in devices in becoming quintessential for your online security. We access our social media accounts, email accounts, bank accounts and what not from our mobile devices and computers. A single slip or breach can literally make our lives miserable and put us out in nowhere. We have seen a plethora of examples in the recent past that how hacking attempts bashed secure systems and ATM were hacked in which people lost thousands of dollars. Two-factor authentication is the only solution for you. In Android, iOS and Mac, there is a great app called Authy which makes it easier for you to manage passwords and enable two-factor authentication. Authy is free of cost. It is recently acquired by Twillo and the company plans to add more features and security in the coming versions. Here’s how you can enable two-factor authentication in iPhone, Android and Mac.
Download and Install Authy.
Once you install Authy in Android or iPhone, it will ask you to give your primary phone number and verify it via message or call.
Authy uses Google authenticator to generate six-digit random codes every time you are going to login in a service. You can add third party services which you want to use with two-factor authentication.
Authy for iOS and Android support all famous services like DropBox, WordPress, Google, LastPass, Facebook, Amazon, Outlook, Office. This means that you can enable two-factor authentication on almost all web and mobile services you use, which means perfect security and goodbyes to worries that a creepy hacker or a friend will break into your digital identity.
Every famous website or service like Google and Facebook gives the flexibility to enable two-factor authentication. You can enable this by going to ‘Settings’ or Security section of any app.
For example, in order to configure Authy with Google, go to Security section of Google and it will ask you to verify, switch to app and enable the authentication process via QR code.
The best part of Authy is that it depletes the dependency factor which makes all the other two-factor authentication apps vulnerable. If your phone is dead or lost your phone, you can easily download and Install Authy web plugin and use the services. You can give credentials and immediately change all the passwords. Moreover, if you have lost your phone, anyone could never login to your accounts using that phone because you have Authy configured and it asks for authentication via computer too.
Authy is the best solution to enable two-factor authentication for all famous services like Facebook, Google, Tumblr on iPhone, Android or PC/Mac.