Let me walk you through the process of migrating the Google Authenticator to another device. A number of third-party apps such as Authy, Duo, and Authenticator plus offer the ability to back up your accounts to the cloud. A lot of folks over the years have been working quite hard to help folks with problems. Google's Authenticator app works with your Google account, as well as most other services. The choice, out there in the real world, is between a Google Authenticator that never exports secrets but users save secrets as unencrypted notes and unencrypted photos and screenshots on the one hand, and a Google Authenticator that securely exports and imports strongly encrypted secrets.
It depends on the service in question as to whether or not this could lead to what would be considered persistent shadow-access. This isn't the first time I have found out of date instructions for Google and wont be the last either. Is there a way to get all of them migrated to this new app or I need to recreate them? The Authy app itself is secured with a password or fingerprint, a security feature which Google Authenticator lacks unless they've updated the app to add that since I deleted the app from my phone a couple months ago. The point of 2 factor authentication is to have 2 things to authenticate your account. Is this really such a non-issue that it doesn't hurt the image of this company to ignore it? I can understand google not wanting to place that data into apples backup image of the phone, but I'm quite surprised that they don't provide a way for a user to effect the transfer of the accounts.
As for a general summary of what the biggest problem is here I suspect it is that number I am seeing right now in the upper-left corner of this web page, 97. Yes, my phone is encrypted… but the problem with phones is that people myself included leave them on all the time — which means it will most likely be in a decrypted state when it is obtained by another party. Share your experience in the discussion thread below. Comment originally posted by sotiris1 on 2013-12-06T17:38:31. This will most likely require you to log into each account using your current 2-step verification process first hence the use of backup codes or your old phone.
Programmable hardware token Created as a more secure alternative to the authentication apps, hardware tokens can be used with Google, Facebook, GitHub, Dropbox etc. Or, if that fails, and I don't have codes, I can try and contact support. Persisted shadow-access lurking for years is not the same threat as a one-time compromise. You have to select Android or iPhone. It works by generating verification codes every few seconds which you can then input into an account which requires two-step verification. Please tell me: if I should lose my phone or it breaks, would I download Google Authenticator again? So the choice is not between a secure Google Authenticator that never exports secrets on the one hand and an insecure Google Authenticator that does. Then add the authenticator application to your new gadget and follow the usual steps to set up Google Authenticator on the new phone.
I them downloaded Telegram and joined the Binance English support group. When using the app as your method of authentication code delivery, you may wonder what happens when you want to retire an old phone for a new one. But having it backed up to the cloud, unless the information is encrypted on the device, partially defeats the purpose. It just defies belief and personally, completely erodes my confidence in certain parts of Google. So is the documentation for this product properly written at this time, or not? This is extremely frustrating that a rep hasn't come in to say whether they're working on this or not. But, the inability to transfer the authenticator app can essentially lock them out of their accounts.
First, keep your old phone the one that has Google Authenticator installed on hand. Once done, you can freely remove the Google Authenticator app from your old phone. And they don't want to admit a technical failing in this area of the business. Browsers intentionally don't encrypt user's cookies which contain auth credentials because they don't want to give users a false sense of security. The hardware token is far more secure than a backup code on paper or a screenshot of the key — extracting the secret key from the token is absolutely impossible. In a case where you may have to return your old phone before you get your new phone, you will have to make sure that you have backup codes or alternate authentication set up, or worst case scenario you will have to disable multi-factor authentication on those accounts until you get your new phone and then set them up like before.
In an era where hacking, identity theft, and a whole host of other cyber-crimes is on the rise, you need to make sure that your information has that extra layer of security. There's always hope that someday the developers of the app store version will reconsider the security issues. Not all sites and applications I used are supported print out code. I then had authenticator text me the verification code so I could sign in with my google account on the phone. With Authy, I can set it to require my encryption key whenever I open the app — meaning the secrets are much less likely to be compromised unless the attacker can brute force or guess my encryption key. Step 4 Setup Google Authenticator on a new device Instead of scanning a barcode - add the account manually, with the key you just retrieved in Step 3.
No bot or private server links. Launch the app and remove all the codes. Instead of posting about it here, check for the official methods of contacting Jagex to resolve these issues. Abusive trolling is not allowed. The chances of your secrets being lost through Google Authenticator is astronomical compared to the chances of a breach in a service like Authy.
He gathered a group of talented like-minded people. Do you know if this will be the case or if my accounts will then transfer over to my new phone? It's pretty standard that once someone nefarious has physical access to a device it's security game over. Therefore, that person will require to access your device in order to get the authentication codes. There doesn't appear to be any way to move to a new device. There are bluetooth dongles too. The one time I tried that it just made Authenticator crash on startup. The key idea here is friction, or lack thereof.