Cybersecurity is a central topic of discussion in today’s times. It’s not just about protecting oneself and one’s personal information but also about preserving the integrity of organizations and governments. For this reason, people have been adopting stronger cybersecurity systems.
Cybersecurity is a central topic of discussion in today’s times. It’s not just about protecting oneself and one’s personal information but also about preserving the integrity of organisations and governments. For this reason, people have been adopting stronger cybersecurity systems.
As technology has evolved, so have hackers – they are now more sophisticated and well-funded than ever before. Two-factor authentication (2FA) apps add an extra layer of protection to one’s digital footprint. Cove Identity’s 2FA steps in as the perfect amalgamation of solid technology and ease of use.
2FA is commonly implemented through OTPs received via text messages and emails. While this is quite convenient, it leaves users vulnerable to SIM hijacking and Trojans lurking on the phone. Furthermore, if the 2FA code goes in the wrong hands, it pretty much defeats the purpose of having a second step in the login process. So is there a better way to go about this? Yes, with the help of an authenticator app.
The primary purpose of authenticator apps is to make it easier for people to implement 2FA and harder for hackers to steal codes. To do so, these apps typically have OTPs that last only for a certain amount of time, after which they are rendered useless. This window is very, very limited, so that even if cybercriminals are trying to access information, they fail at carrying out the entire attack.
Cove Identity’s primary focus is to build a privacy-centred ecosystem, replete with tools for individuals to take more control over their privacy, with the Authenticator being one of them. Cove’s 2FA is based on time-based and counter-based OTPs, which means you get your pick. However, they are all generated on the app itself to keep it simple. The OTPs last for a maximum of 30 seconds, so if the authentication process is not carried out in that time frame, the app or website will reject the login.
The process for implementing 2FA through the Cove Identity app is as follows:
It’s evident that Cove 2FA is quite useful if the app or website is in use on the phone, and you can paste the OTP in the desired fields without any hassle. But what if you are on your laptop or PC? Does that throw a spanner in the works? Fortunately, we have you covered.
The Cove Drop extension is available on Chrome and connects with the app through a simple QR code. This then acts as a bridge between your phone and computer to transfer 2FA OTPs in a flash. So, you can generate the OTP on the Cove Authenticator and ‘drop’ them to your computer for successful, hassle-free logins.
P.S. You might be happy to know that Cove Drop can also share other things like photos, videos, and files! It’s your personal virtual clipboard.
Cove Identity’s suite of privacy-focused tools will give you more control over your digital identity and online privacy. It’s time you outsmart hackers and safeguard your personal data. So what are you waiting for? Download the app from the Playstore or App Store today!
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