IF YOU WANT to keep your online accounts safe, adding two-factor authentication (2FA) is the single most important step you can take.
Lets be clear: no security measure is 100 percent hacker-proof. Here we’ll outline exactly what two-factor authentication is, how it works, and how you can set it up.
It doesn’t take long to put 2FA in place, and the next time someone else tries to access your account with a stolen set of login details, you’ll be glad you did.
What is 2FA: Understanding your Risk
Usernames and passwords are compromised every minute. Over time, one can see how some clever social engineering, a lost password list or even a lucky guess are all real-life possibilities. Two-factor authentication adds another layer of protection between your user credentials and the bad guys by asking for another piece of information besides simply username and password.[Read more…]