If Apple’s recent tussle with the FBI, US Department of Justice and other government organizations has made you more aware of mobile security, everyone’s go-to freemium password management service developer comes bearing good news today.
Seeing as how over 90 percent of Android phones in use worldwide forgo basic encryption features, it’s always a good idea to add an extra layer of protection in case anyone cracks your various access passcodes to the device itself, email clients, financial apps and so on.
Even on iOS, two-step verification is a safe measure of combatting privacy violations. There are many ways to set that up on both platforms, but an extra one couldn’t hurt, and LastPass Authenticator is as easy to use as LastPass itself.
In addition to shielding your LastPass password, the free to download app does everything Google Authenticator, Duo Security or Authy do, complying with TOTP standards, and thus supporting a huge range of apps and websites, including Facebook, Dropbox, Evernote, WordPress, Amazon, and Snapchat.
Across the board, it provides three super-secure methods of approving logins. You can choose to generate a 6-digit, 60-second code on your phone, receive the cipher via SMS, or conveniently authorize a push notification. LastPass being LastPass, it leaves no man behind, making its homebrewed two-factor Authenticator app available in the Microsoft Store for Windows Phones, as well as in Google Play and the iOS App Store.