This could involve a physical key that plugs into a device or a software-based system such as Google Authenticator
, Hall noted.
Stringent second factors: Uses advanced authentication techniques including fingerprints, Google Authenticator
and DUO Security
Setting up two-factor authentication, a second level of logging into your personal accounts, is also a good idea, whether that's through an SMS message sent to your phone or an external app such as Google Authenticator
Voice and SMS methods avoided as authentication methods for payments - OTPs in mobile apps like Google Authenticator
or the use of physical tokens should be used.
The programmable Protectimus Slim NFC hardware tokens are designed to replace software tokens (one-time password generator apps, like Google Authenticator
, Protectimus Smart OTP, etc).
A common type of TOTP relies on apps such as Google Authenticator
or Authy to generate a code on-the-fly.
Go one step further to secure your accounts by setting up 2-step verification, which requires you to use a second step-like entering a 6-digit code generated by the Google Authenticator
app-in addition to your username and password to sign in to your account.
BioConnect ID is an enterprise ready cloud utility that combines best in class biometrics (fingerprint, face, voice, eye, behavior) with a standards-based integration approach (SAML, Google Authenticator
, Open API) and an upcoming Trust AI engine.
Now, third-party authenticator apps like Google Authenticator
and DUO Mobile work with Instagram.
If a users is enrolled to use a U2F (Universal 2nd Factor) key or FIDO Key, other forms of authentication like SMS, OTP, and even the Google Authenticator
app are disabled.
The firm said that it would use Google Authenticator
for the purpose and it said that its app would also function without an Internet connection.