Multi-factor authentication is great for securing your accounts, but it can also be cumbersome.

Slow-to-arrive text messages, busy networks, and bad cell coverage can make something as simple as logging into Facebook a frustrating experience.

Fortunately, Google Authenticator generates secure, constantly updating authentication codes based on a stored secret and the current time — no connection required. Sites and services like Google, Facebook, Dropbox, Microsoft, WordPress, LastPass, GitHub, Amazon Web Services, and more can be set up to authenticate your login using a code generated by the app.

Follow these directions to install Google Authenticator on Android, iPhone, or Blackberry, update your multi-factor authentication settings through the security menu of each service, and roam securely outside your coverage map. You’ve earned it.

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