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  • Was wondering what the fam uses for 2 form authentication Want to make the switch from old Google 2FA in case my old phone ever craps out. Been thinking about Authy cuz of the convenience and then just disabling the multi-device sync once having multiple (two) phones set up. The only distrust I've seen is due to it not being open sourced. Thoughts? Or what y'all be using

  • i use 2FAS Auth. it works

  • 1Password

  • I鈥檝e been using Microsoft鈥檚

  • Feb 1

    I use Authy, Yubikey and Bitwarden

  • Feb 1

    Aegis, open source and decent UI

  • Feb 1
    1 reply

    Authy

  • Jozen

    Authy

  • Authy been good to me

  • Feb 2

    I just roll with text verification when it鈥檚 an option.

  • Feb 2
    1 reply

    Not Google

  • Feb 3
    1 reply
    keEKsmarone

    Not Google

    elaborate

  • Feb 3
    1 reply
    terror

    elaborate

    No way to recover the codes if you get a new phone or lost old one they are stuck on old phone you would have to reset ewch one on each site

  • i use DUO for everything 2FA

  • JayS 馃
    Feb 4

    Microsoft鈥檚

  • Feb 4
    keEKsmarone

    No way to recover the codes if you get a new phone or lost old one they are stuck on old phone you would have to reset ewch one on each site

    it does make it more secure though it's impossible for anyone to get in without that device most other systems use sms which isn't as secure

    if you have another device to make a backup like a Yubikey or iPad or something then it's not a big deal

    when the QR seed pops up you can scan into as many devices as you want

  • authy

  • I just use the Google one but have the QR codes backed up elsewhere incase something happens to my phone or the app.

  • Feb 7
    2 replies

    are these 2fa apps the same as having a password manager app? which is better for security or are both ideal?

  • Zorgan

    are these 2fa apps the same as having a password manager app? which is better for security or are both ideal?

    A Password manager stores your passwords.

    2fa apps make you introduce a code when you log in on top of your password

    so they are different tools. you could even protect your password manager with 2fa.

  • Feb 12
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    Zorgan

    are these 2fa apps the same as having a password manager app? which is better for security or are both ideal?

    I simply view a password manager as a way of having your passwords easily accessible for the user, while the 2FA requires real time access in order to complete the log in process by limiting access solely to the device with the 2FA

  • Feb 14

    I just switched from Authy to Step Two but I think it's iPhone/macOS only

    it integrates real nice with Safari though and looks fantastic

  • I use Authy since it syncs between devices and is backed up. EDIT: Authy has a desktop app as well.

    I鈥檝e used Google Authenticator but my main fear is if I lose my phone or format it, I won鈥檛 be able to recover those codes as Google doesn鈥檛 back them up.

    I鈥檝e used LastPass Authenticator in the past as well and it was alright, although the UI is iffy and my password manager was LastPass at the time, and I didn鈥檛 like having all of my eggs in one basket.

    I鈥檝e heard good things about Microsoft Authenticator and I鈥檇 give that a shot if I wasn鈥檛 so reliant on Authy already.

  • how's bitwarden for pw storage and 2fa? read good reviews

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