Koofr changelog
Koofr changelog

Security and authentication improvements in Koofr





To start the new year off right we bring you some security and authentication improvements, as well as a new release of the Koofr Android app.

What is new and improved?

  • Our authentication pages are redesigned

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  • Sign in with Google now asks for your Koofr password if you already have a Koofr account with the same email address

  • Sign in with Google now requires a two-step authentication, if enabled on your Koofr account

  • Disabling the two-step authentication in Koofr now requires the user to re-enter their password (or to Sign in with Google) and enter the two-step authentication code

  • You are now able to remove your Sign in with Google connection in your Koofr account's Security settings under Services

What does the Koofr app 3.9.2 for Android bring?

Koofr now support scoped storage on Android 10 and 11 and is thereby allowed even more limited access to the data on your phone.

On the back of this important security measure, the upload and download processes, the media backup and automatic upload have been thoroughly overhauled and improved.

We have also added a way to preserve the GPS info in the photos when uploading them to Koofr. To do that you need to grant the Koofr app the media location access permission when turning on the media upload, along with the permission to access the photos themselves. If you have previously denied the media location access permission, you can turn the automatic media upload off and on again in order for the Koofr app to request the permission again.

Finally, a number of minor bugs, spotted since the previous release were fixed.

All of the mentioned changes are already live and the new Android release is already available on Google Play and Huawei AppGallery.

You can let us know what you think of these improvements on our Reddit channel.