Google Authenticator users: If you recently upgraded to the latest version of the iOS app, don't use it.
That warning was sounded by information security experts after reports surfaced that the latest version of Google's two-factor authentication app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch was inadvertently deleting all related multi-factor authentication (MFA) tokens stored on a device.
Apple removed the Google Authenticator app Wednesday from its Apple Store. The latest version included user interface improvements for iPhone 5 and devices with a Retina Display.
Fixed Google Authenticator returns to the App Store, restoring accounts. Google has issued a new version of its two factor authentication app, Google Authenticator, after the previous version wiped out existing account information for iPhone and iPad users.
As I reported last week, the bug left computer users locked out of many online services – ironically by the very tool designed to better protect their online security.
Google Authenticator, version 2.0.1, restores access to the wiped accounts and is available now in the iOS App Store. The description of the updated app contains a brief mention of the bug.
Restores entries that were not displayed due to a bug in version 2.0
No apology, mind you, for the inconvenience caused. How much would that have hurt to include?