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LastPass Takes 2FA Mainstream
LastPass, which is already responsible for one of the best and most popular password managers on the market, has released a new app called LastPass Authenticator. As its name suggests, this app is all about two-factor authentication (2FA), which adds an extra layer of security beyond the humble password.
LastPass Authenticator is a standalone app which makes it easy to add 2FA to a multitude of different accounts. Two-factor authentication is usually achieved through a code being sent to your smartphone, and LastPass Authenticator offers that alongside automatically generated passcodes and automated push notifications.
While this is meant primarily for LastPass users, it can also be turned on for any service or app that supports Google Authenticator or TOTP-based two-factor authentication. Which includes Facebook, Microsoft, and, of course, Google. LastPass Authenticator is available for free on Android and on iOS.