Making Two Factor Authentication (even) easier

If you pay attention to the news you know you should be protecting your accounts with strong unique passwords, and two factor authentication wherever it is supported.  Two factor authentication improves your security by requiring (as the name implies) as second piece of information to authenticate which is usually a number generated by an app on your phone or received via text or email.  A while ago I posted this tip to make two factor authentication a little easier, now I want to follow that up with another tip.

I recently moved all my two factor authentication from Google Authenticator  to Authy.  The big difference is Authy will let you sync your two factor authentication between multiple devices as well as serve them up via a Chrome App.

I recently replaced my phone and instead of having to open up all my QR codes I was able to simply authorize my new phone in Authy and decrypt all my sites in seconds

3 Responses to Making Two Factor Authentication (even) easier
  1. Michael Roesch
    August 11, 2014 | 3:49 am


    maybe I’m missing something, but as far as I can tell from their website, you have to pay for Authy per user. The Google App is free, albeit there’s no sync.

    • Mitch Cohen
      August 12, 2014 | 3:43 pm

      You don’t pay to use their app as your Authenticator, you would pay to use some of their enterprise features

      • Michael Roesch
        August 12, 2014 | 4:10 pm

        Ok thanks you for the clarification. I’ll try it.