Reviewed in Chosen Ones
Chose this one above Google authenticator because it's everything the other app should be, I'm constantly installing new ROMs in my phone, and having to set up each 2-step account everytime was starting to give me headaches. Authy offers sync for your accounts and a built-in lock for the app.
Reviewed in Surveillance Self-Defence ...and Stuff
Two-Factor Authentication [Pb]: With so many sites having two-factor authentication for logins, it's prudent to use them. But, you might not like the idea of having a separate app for each account. So, here's an app that can provide the mobile-based authentication services for multiple sites.
Reviewed in Essentials for newbies
Google Authenticator can do the essential part of what this app does, however this one adds the option to use a pin code to use the app. It also adds some other features such as cross device syncing and a chrome extension. It has support for many two factor auth sites and makes it a breeze storing the authentication codes. Maybe this app can finally convince more people to start using 2-factor authentication.
Authy brings the future of strong authentication to the convenience of your Android device. The Authy app generates secure 2 step verification tokens on your device. It help’s you protect your account from hackers and hijackers by adding an additional layer of security.
Why Authy is the best multi factor authentication app:
- Secure Cloud Backups:
Did you lose your device and got locked out of all of your accounts? Authy provides secure cloud encrypted backups so you will never lose access to your tokens again. We use the same algorithm banks and the NSA use to protect their information.
- Multi Device Synchronization:
Are your re-scanning all your QR codes just to add them to your tablet and smartphone? With authy you can simply add devices to your account and all of your 2fa tokens will automatically synchronize.
Still waiting for an SMS to arrive? do you travel constantly and lose access to your accounts? Authy generates secure tokens offline from the safety of your Android device, this way you can authenticate securely even when in airplane mode.
- All of your accounts:
We support most major multifactor authentication accounts including Facebook, Dropbox, Amazon, Gmail, and thousands of other providers. We also support 8 digit tokens.
- Protect your bitcoins:
Authy is the preferred two factor authentication solution to protect your bitcoin wallet. We are the default 2fa provider for trusted companies like Coinbase, CEX.IO, BitGo and many others.
- What is two factor authentication?
"Two-factor authentication is one of the best things you can do to make sure your accounts don't get hacked" - LifeHacker
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