With the number of data breaches that have occurred, hackers almost certainly have your password. If they don’t you are now more likely than ever to become the victim of a phishing attack. What’s standing between the hackers and your data? Hopefully, it’s two-factor authentication.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is an additional step that verifies your identity. You’ve encountered it any time you’ve entered you email/username and password but couldn’t log in until you entered another code. This code typically gets sent as a text message, but some systems are setup to send the code to email. There are also apps that provide two-factor authentication codes after syncing the app with the platform. The 2FA apps are almost always more secure, but can be less convenient. Two-factor authentication that involves email can be convenient but is less secure. A good compromise for 2FA is getting a code via SMS text message on your phone.
If you lose your mobile device or change your phone number, you may have a very difficult time gaining access to two-factor authentication enabled accounts. Before upgrading to the latest model smartphone or switching carriers, be sure to disable 2FA.
We recommend setting up two-factor authentication with all of your online accounts that offer it.
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