Urgent Note for Those that Use Google Authenticator with AWS

By Imran Ahmed

Google Authenticator with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

AWS recommends, as a rule, to secure your Amazon Web Services master account using Multi-Factor Authentication or MFA using either a hardware token or software token provided by Google Authenticator.

If you use the latter method, please stop for just a moment and take note:

In the early morning hours, AWS released an urgent advisory regarding Google’s Authenticator application for iOS devices. It appears that a recent App update by Google will wipe out any existing tokens.

This means that you will immediately lose access to any system, including AWS, for which you might be using Authenticator if you update the Google Authenticator …read more

From: Clearpath Solutions Group Blog