Google scrambling to fix glitch in Authenticator app for iOS


Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has withdrawn its Authenticator account verification application from Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store after users discovered that a recent software update wipes settings and prevents login.

Google confirmed the glitch to The Next Web. "We're aware of this issue and are working to release an updated version as soon as possible," a spokesperson said.

Google Authenticator for iOS enables consumers to use their iPhone in two-factor authentication logins. The app generates random six-digit, one-time-use passcodes, leveraging tokens to log in to online services including Dropbox, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Web Services, Twilio and GitHub.

Google updated Authenticator Tuesday to include support for Apple's iPhone 5 and Retina displays: Some users soon turned to Twitter to complain that the upgrade wiped their existing accounts after installation, and Amazon Web Services issued an alert stating "We've received reports indicating this update is inadvertently deleting all MFA tokens from the smartphone. This could prevent you from authenticating to your AWS account."

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