Raising concerns over Google Authenticator's new features – TechRadar

You may have seen the recent news about a new feature in Google Authenticator (GA) which may have IT teams wondering if they need to adjust any reliance on the app for authentication and security within their networks or apps. It has certainly raised questions on the risks posed to both users and enterprises and, what should be done to effectively protect them using passwords and two-factor authentication (2FA).

Why is Google Authenticator used?

Google Authenticator was first launched back in 2010 as a mobile application that was a more secure 2FA alternative to SMS one-time codes. The differentiator was its enhanced security capabilities, as the app created codes on the user’s device, while not needing to travel via insecure networks.


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