In this day and age, two-factor authentication (2FA) is basically a must. I try and use it on any system that supports it. I have a Yubikey and I am a massive fan of this but not everything supports U2F and sometimes it’s not convenient. I recently have seen an announcement that Yubikey is developing a Lightning based version including USB-C which is awesome, as at the moment I have a suboptimal experience with my new Mac.
For the systems that don’t support my Yubikey but do support the Google authenticator protocols, I have moved to using Authy as the 2FA application. The primary reason behind this Is that I use multiple devices and having to add secrets multiple times and then keep them in sync is a pain. For me using multiple devices (2 iPhones, iPAD, Mac & Work Laptop) It was too much hassle to try and keep them in sync. Authy has a sync feature that totally solves this. Add once and the token is passed to all your other devices. One feature that I only found out post install is that Authy works on an Apple Watch. For me, this is a killer feature that I didn’t even know I needed. I have had occasions in the past where I have been away from home and my iPhone has a flat battery etc.
Some people may be unhappy with the secret synchronizing feature of Authy. For me, this is a very acceptable trade-off. It can be turned off if required and in the event of a device loss, I can revoke access from any of the other devices.
I recommend having a look at twofactorauth and adding any company/device that supports it. A few companies were listed that I use but wasn’t aware they supported 2FA
I have a few more of my lab systems to add but at the moment I have 16 services in Authy with a subset shown below