LastPass aims to make two-factor authentication less annoying

Making two-factor authentication a little simpler. Photo: LastPass

Making two-factor authentication a little simpler. Photo: LastPass

Two-factor authentication is super secure, but incredibly annoying when you’re in a hurry. LastPass, one of the front-runners in password managers on desktop and mobile, might have the solution with a new mobile app that will simplify the login process to LastPass, which can then manage your many web accounts with ease.

Instead of entering a passcode to get into LastPass, you can have its new mobile Authenticator app send a simple verify button that will let you sign in with one tap. Here’s a quick video to see how it works.

If you’ve ever used iCloud, Gmail or any other web services, you know how annoying two-factor authentication can be. You type in your user name and password and then wait for a text message sent to your smartphone so you can type that code into the web browser or mobile app to gain access.

With LastPass‘s new app, you’ll store all your web passwords in the secure LastPass vault as usual, but when you go to log into the service on your mobile phone, you won’t have to wait for a random code to come in, memorize the code, and then type it into LastPass.

It’s not just for LastPass sign-ins, either, as it’ll work with any website or app that supports Google Authenticator, as well, like Facebook or Dropbox.

LastPass Authenticator is free, which makes it easy to grab your own copy today for iOS or

Via: Lifehacker