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Best Android Apps for 2-Factor Authentication in 2019 [2FA]

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Time for a single password to login has gone long ago. Now, this era is for 2-factor authentication, fingerprint scanner, face scanner, retina scanner, SMS code, or similar type of security measures. Advanced apps and gadgets uses one of above mentioned security measure for secure login. Well, Google has gone one step ahead and has removed password and 2FA totally by using a login prompt on Android phone to login into its services like Gmail, etc.. You can do this in Gmail settings. We need to know which are the best Android apps for 2-factor authentication or 2FA in simple and short form. Well, it is also called Multi-factor Authentication.

Hackers and intruders are always one step ahead of our security measures. That is why they are always able to steal our personal info and credentials to use them to get illegal and unethical benefits. These 2FA apps lessen the chances of cheating. If 2FA is enabled, a hacker can only access to your account if s/he has access to your 2FA app means your phone.

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If I remember, Google was the first to introduce 2-factor authentication for Gmail login. All advanced Android phones with G Apps installed comes with pre-installed Google Authenticator. Google Authenticator can be used for almost all the 2-factor login authentication process. Microsoft account holders used Google Authenticator for very long time till Microsoft released its own authentication app. Wikipedia has a good article on this topic.

Today’s best Android apps for 2-Factor authentication list has: Sophos Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Authy 2-Factor Authenticator, Yandex Key, TOTP Authenticator Pro, Smart Authenticator, andOTP – Android OTP Authenticator, FreeOTP Authenticator, 2FA Authenticator (2FAS), and of course Google Authenticator. If you do not believe any of the mentioned app, you can use Google Authenticator. Your phone time should be synchronized with local time when using Google Authenticator or you will have token problem. Some good 2FA apps on Google Play are listed below.

Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
Sophos Authenticator
Sophos Authenticator
Developer: Sophos GmbH
Price: Free
Microsoft Authenticator
Microsoft Authenticator
Twilio Authy Authenticator
Twilio Authy Authenticator
Developer: Authy
Price: Free
TOTP Authenticator – 2FA Cloud
TOTP Authenticator – 2FA Cloud
Smart Authenticator
Smart Authenticator
Developer: SmartBlock
Price: Free
andOTP - OTP Authenticator
andOTP - OTP Authenticator
Developer: Jakob Nixdorf
Price: Free
FreeOTP Authenticator
FreeOTP Authenticator
Developer: Red Hat
Price: Free
2FA Authenticator (2FAS)
2FA Authenticator (2FAS)
Developer: 2FAS
Price: Free

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