Google has this week rolled out a new update for its Google Authenticator iOS application, but be warned if you are going to install it as the update it will remove your user accounts from the app, requiring you to reinstall them before you can use them.
Google Authenticator iOS app version 2.0 does include automatic setup via QR code though for easy setup and brings with it a new design and user interface together with support for the retina display on the Apple iPhone 5 smartphone.
“Google Authenticator works with 2-Step Verification for your Google Account to provide an additional layer of security when signing in. With 2-Step Verification, signing into your account will require both your password and a verification code you can generate with this app. Once configured, you can get verification codes without the need of a network or cellular connection. “
The new Google Authenticator update also brings with it the obligatory bug fixes and performance tweaks that you would expect from an update and is now available to download from the Apple iTunes App store for free and provides extra security for your Google account as well as others including Dropbox.
Source: App Advice
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