"If you are an AWS customer who uses Google Authenticator for iOS as a multi-factor authentication device to secure your AWS account via AWS MFA (http://aws.amazon.com/mfa/), please read on. We are writing to inform you that Google has recently released an update to the Google Authenticator App in the iOS Store. 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.
At this point, it is our recommendation that you do not update your Google Authenticator App if you're using an iOS Device. If you have already updated your Google Authenticator app and are no longer able to login successfully you can request assistance from our AWS Customer Service team at:
We have posted this as an announcement to our AWS Developer Forums at https://forums.aws.amazon.com/ann.jspa?annID=2091 and will be posting updates if new information becomes available."
It's funny how the tech community browbeat Microsoft for years about how Windows should have been designed as a multiuser system like Unix, and then when Microsoft finally took their advice and made the necessary user-level security improvements, their efforts were ignored.
Not defending Google, but pointing out the sweeping generalization.
Open market "want to always auto update apps?". No.
Update an app after reading the change log. "want to always auto update apps?". No.
Update the next app... You get the idea.
Also, what's the fallacy about giving you a change log for each version of apps, but not allowing to install other versions? This is the sole reason people will give up those stores. Will not even be the abusive control and price for no added safety.
Backup your entire Google account. Here's a tool to do it:
Print out the 10 password recovery codes Google offers. Here's how to do it:
Having a backup and extra security is essential for everything stored in the cloud.