NordPass Password Manager Launches Its Own 2FA Authenticator
Popular password manager NordPass is currently offering a authenticator in your mobile app to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) without any third party services.
Available to users with a NordPass business account, the tool uses its patented technology to integrate the authenticator in the mobile app, so you can authenticate Authenticating any logins stored in your vault requires 2FA.
Like most authenticators, the built-in NordPass authenticator generates a time-based one-time password (TOPT) that you must enter within 30 seconds of entering your login details into the approved service. mention. You can use your saved biometric data to access your authenticator easily.
2FA or multi-factor authentication (MFA) relies on one of your secondary devices – typically your smartphone – to authenticate logins to a certain service. This way, it ensures that others cannot access your account with just your username and password.
Most reputable services give you the option to enable 2FA to further secure your account. SMS text messages are a popular way to send your authentication password, but these are considered less secure because threat actors can intercept your messages through similar Sim swapping tactics. for easy.
Authenticated applications are generally more secure because they cannot be hacked as easily. The problem with these, however, is the added inconvenience of needing to download a separate app.
And while they are more secure for 2FA than using SMS, NordPass points out that they still have flaws.
Karolis Arbaciauskas, head of business development at NordPass, commented that whichever 2FA provisioning method you use, “it’s becoming increasingly common to annoy internet users with multiple 2FA requests for until they approve the authentication by mistake”, known as attack fatigue MFA.
Now NordPass hopes to fix that with its own built-in authenticator. While this is currently only available on the mobile apps, the company says it will be available on desktop versions soon.
The breaking news follows another recent feature update for the password manager: NordPass Passkeys, which allows both business and personal users to store, autofill, and share passwords across vaults their.
Passwords allow passwordless access to some accounts – such as eBay and PayPal, which both already support them – and are said to be more secure than passwords and passwords. seems to be replacing them in the near future.