I am a great fan of activating two-factor authentication (2FA) as long as its offered by applications. Others might look at it as an inconvenience but in my opinion it further increases security. I have a couple of applications where 2FA is enabled and one of them is Blizzard. Blizzard is the gaming company who developed awesome multiplayer games like Starcraft, Diablo and the recently released Overwatch. Blizzard has its own application for mobile authentication and I've installed it on my iPhone to use. 2FA works by placing a code randomly generated by the application after logging to Blizzard's site or on games that you play. Last week, Blizzard has released an update to its mobile authenticator by simplifying 2FA. Instead of placing a code, a notification is sent to your device (e.g. smart phone or smart watch) and you can just approve or deny the request from there. The login requests can be approved or denied in any of these ways:
- You can approve or deny login requests with a single tap.
- You can approve or deny logins via Notifications.
- You can approve or deny login requests on your smart watch.
This update is a very welcome change and as mentioned simplifies 2FA. If you still haven't enabled 2FA in your Blizzard account, I highly recommend it with this update. You can install this application in your mobile device and its available for free from the App Store.