Google Authenticator – Is It Still a Safe 2FA App?
You’ve probably heard of Google Authenticator. This app is easy to use and completely safe. Or should we say it was completely safe?
Unfortunately, a new update to the Google Authenticator app makes it more vulnerable to cyberattacks. You can now access your two-factor authentication codes on multiple devices, which is a pretty handy feature.
The bad news is that it also leaves the seed these codes use open for an attack. Since it’s not end-to-end encrypted, someone could easily get a hold of your codes and generate them on their own devices.
Granted, you can keep this feature turned off, meaning you can still use Google Authenticator safely on your iPhone. Not only that, but Google will probably fix this issue in a future update, making Google Authenticator a really decent app to keep in mind.
However, it’s not your only option, so if you don’t want to run the risk, you can always choose another app from this list.