It has been several months since the University has required Duo Two-Factor Authentication to connect to secure services like my.SMU. While there are several ways to verify your identity with Duo Security, Duo has recently published an easy-to-read, one-page guide on why Duo Push with the Duo Mobile app is the best way to authenticate.
Some of the benefits highlighted in the guide are:
- Duo Push is quicker than a text or a phone call – no waiting to receive the text, reading a passcode, and then typing it in.
- Duo Push is more secure than a text or a phone call – cutting-edge end-to-end encryption not available with SMS or phone calls.
- Duo Push uses very little data – about one webpage’s worth for 500 pushes.
To see all the reasons, please check out the “Duo Push: The Best Way to Authenticate” guide from Duo Security.
Duo End Support for iOS6 and Android 3.
On a related note, effective December 1, 2016, Duo Security will be ending support for iOS 6 and Android 3 for the Duo Mobile app. While they are ending support, Duo Push and app-generated passcode authentications will continue to function on the installed Duo Mobile Apps. If you are using SMS to authenticate, don’t worry, SMS-delivered passcodes and phone call authentication do not rely on the Duo Mobile app and Duo will continue to work.