21/08/2020 QUICK TIPS

What is two-factor authentication?

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Two-factor (or ‘multi-factor’) authentication is a method in which a user is only granted access to a service or account, when two, or more details and actions are confirmed.

An example of this is when trying to access a service from your laptop with a username and password, you are then sent a code to your phone. You must enter this code on the laptop in order to validate your access.

Two-factor authentication doubles your security.

No doubt you will have seen notifications from the services that you use asking you to enable two-factor authentication.

Two-factor authentication effectively doubles your security and is highly advisable.

It safeguards your services, as someone would require not only your username and password, but also access to your phone for the passcode that is issued to it.

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