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January 25, 2013, 10:20:23 PM
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Kind of new to armory, but it seems to allow offline and encryption.  Would it be possible for them to include google authenticator?
A bitcoin client is not something that can be protected by google authenticator. Hopefully multisig transactions will become more user friendly in the near future - I believe that is something etotheipi is working towards.
Google authenticator's main use is to against keyloggers to get password to get privileged right in your computer from a unsecured client. Once they get access the privileged right, it is no longer relevant.

Does it not have the ability to encrypt your wallet?  Could it not require a password and google authenticator to unencrypt?
No. Once it's encrypted, the only way to re-encrypt it is to decrypt it first. Since google auth tokens change over time, you can see the problem here.

Google auth will protect from someone else logging in your name, for example to mtgox, but if mtgox itself gets hacked google auth won't protect your coins anymore, that's why it can't really be of any use in a bitcoin client.

Server side security is not sth google authenticator could help, I guess, but it protect you from get your password hacked and then all is F*ked.
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