Monday, May 16, 2016

Cyber Safety Series - 2 Factor Authentication

Cyber Safety Series
Two Factor Authentication

Two-factor authentication (also referred to as two-step or multi-factor authentication or verification or 2FA) is an overly technical-sounding term for a simple solution.
It’s a security tool that uses multiple verification techniques to prove that the person attempting to log in to an account is really them.

There are a variety of methods you can use to log in to an account with two-factor authentication, including
Something you know: a password, code, passphrase or PIN
Something you have: a physical token, chip, fob, or phone

These methods provide an extra layer of security. Most people only have one layer – their passwords – to protect their accounts. But combining something you know (your password) with something you have (like your mobile device or a token) makes your account even more secure.

Never give out your code to anyone! Someone asking for your code to verify you are the correct owner is a social engineering trick to get you to hand over access to your account. Don't fall for it!

Head over to to learn more about two factor authentication and how to set it up for your accounts.

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