What is Google Authenticator?
Google Authenticator is an app that generates time-based one-time passwords (TOTPs). This function is mainly used as a second factor authentication for an extra added layer of protection to any of your online accounts.
Here's a quick view of how it looks like and works, the code changes every minute, so you have to be quick. You can bind as many platforms as you want, and each platform has different codes.
Is there Google Authenticator in MyITS?
Yes, of course! MyITS uses Google Authenticator because it enhances security by requiring users to provide a unique verification code in addition to their login credentials. This adds an extra level of defense against unauthorized access and protects sensitive user information in MyITS. With Google Authenticator, users can enjoy the convenience and peace of mind knowing that their accounts are better safeguarded against potential threats.
Top 4 reasons you should use a Google Authenticator
1. Enhanced Security: Google Authenticator adds an extra layer of security to your accounts by requiring a unique verification code in addition to your login credentials. This significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access and protects your sensitive information.
2. Two-Factor Authentication (2FA): Google Authenticator provides a form of two-factor authentication, where you need both your password and the generated verification code to log in. This adds an additional barrier for hackers trying to gain access to your MyITS account.
3. Offline Functionality: One of the key features of Google Authenticator is that it is available offline. Don't worry about not having an internet connection, the app can still generate codes for you, ensuring that you can access your accounts and complete authentication even in remote or unstable network environments.
4. Wide Applicability: Google Authenticator can be used with a wide range of third-party platforms and services that support two-factor authentication. It is widely adopted by cryptocurrency exchanges, online banking services, email providers, and social media platforms, among others. This versatility allows you to use a single app for multiple accounts, streamlining the authentication process and ensuring consistent security across various platforms.
Since you can bind several exchanges as MyITS, it'll be secure to know that for each exchange, you have set up a Google authenticator.