Weekly Security Tip: Use Authy

Ahmed Musaad
Ahmed Musaad
Weekly Security Tip: Use Authy

Two-factor authentication is a given thing nowadays, at least for anyone who is security and privacy-conscious. While the overall adoption of two-factor authentication is still lagging, more apps and options are available for users to choose from depending on usability and preferred workflows.

My tip for you today is to start using Authy for your two-factor authentication, here is why:

  • The app is super easy to use.
  • It works on most platforms (iOS, Android, Windows, macOS, ...).
  • It supports encrypted backups.
  • It supports multiple devices per account.

Authy streamlines the daily use of two-factor authentication and reduces the friction that typically comes with such setup which could be a significant impediment to broader adoption of 2FA.

That's it, that's the tip.

Adoption Statistics

In 2017, a mere 28% of respondents were using 2FA compared to 53% in 2019.
— Duo Security - The 2019 State of the Auth Report

Cover picture from Authy.

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