Authy vs Google Authenticator
Last updated: May 26, 2015
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Google Authenticator generates 2-step verification codes on your phone. Enable 2-step verification to protect your account from hijacking by adding another layer of security. With 2-step verification signing in will require a code generated by the Google Authenticator app in addition to your account password.
Authy vs Google Authenticator in our news:
2020 - Google finally fixed the worst thing about its Authenticator app
2015 - Authy makes 2-factor authentication as painless as possible
Authy, the two-factor authentication startup, unveiled its newest product - OneTouch authentication service that makes two-factor authentication about as painless as possible. Instead of having to enter a code that’s generated on your phone into a web form, OneTouch simply sends a push notification to your phone, asks you to confirm that you want to sign in to the site that sent the notification and you’re in. That’s about as frictionless as two-factor authentication gets. The idea here is that by entering the code into the website, you basically prove that you have access to the phone, too, so you could just as well take this to the next level and use the phone to authenticate yourself.
2015 - Twilio acquires 2-factor authentication service Authy
Communications API provider Twilio has acquired Authy, a service that offers two-factor authentication to end users and enterprises. Authy is a natural fit for Twilio, that over the past few years powered components of the authentication and verification experience for brands like Intuit, Box and GitHub. Integrating Authy’s service with Twilio will give users a better self-service and policy-management experience, as well as features like mobile phone-based TOTP [time-based one-time passwords]. A number of Twilio customers, after all, have already built their own two-factor authentication services that use Twilio’s SMS and voice services. They will soon be able to do away with those (after a bit of engineering work, I would imagine) and choose Authy as a product option on Twilio.com.