Microsoft Authenticator Android

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Add a dual authentication system to protect access to your Microsoft services and your other accounts with the Microsoft Authenticator application

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The protection of our devices and everything they contain is indispensable today: our accounts, emails, social networks, banking information, etc. All this information can fall into the wrong hands if we leave a security breach behind. A good way to armor that security is the use of two-step verification. With it, in addition to using a password system, the user must log in using a second method such as fingerprint, facial recognition or a PIN code.

Microsoft Authenticator is the giant's '2FA' service with which users can add this security system to their Microsoft-account devices such as PCs and tablets, as well as to third-party service accounts such as LinkedIn, Amazon, GitHub, Google, Dropbox or Facebook.

How does Microsoft Authenticator work?

After using the application for the first time and adding the different accounts and services that you want to keep protected, the user will be able to access their PC without the need for a password by accepting the notification that skips on their Android smartphone. In addition, if you want to access a protected service on the same smartphone, you must use a verification. Thus, if a third party were to obtain the user's password, they would never be able to access their accounts, whether from the device that is

Depending on the type of access between devices and the protection required, the user can resort to

  • One-time passwords (OTP codes) that arrive at the device and expire after 30 seconds.
  • Two-factor authentication (TFA) through notifications on the smartphone.
  • Double verification or 2FA requires the use of fingerprint, facial recognition, or a PIN code in addition to the usual password.

What's new in the latest version

  • Bug fixes, performance improvements, and unspecified new functions.
Requirements and additional information:
  • Minimum operating system requirements: Android 6.0.
Shay O’Toole
Shay O’Toole
Microsoft
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11/19/2021
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