If you’re not worried about the security of your accounts,
you’re ignoring a serious threat that’s confirmed by a neverending deluge of security breaches.
Two-factor authentication is far more secure than passwords – many high-profile hacks, such as those against the Yahoo accounts some time earlier,
could not have happened if a 2FA system had been in place.
Even if a hacker manages to steal your password, they are still locked out.
What is two-factor authentication?the account password
a one-time authorization code generated by a mobile application or an SMS text message.
Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) provides a more secure login process
because when you (or anyone) attempts to log into your account, you'll have to have two pieces of information ready:
This is like withdrawing cash from the AMT machine at the bank,
which requires both a debit card and a personal identification number (PIN).
The difference here is that you'll have to use a different authentication code every time you sign in,
because an authentication code expires within a certain period of time. The idea is that you’re more secure if somebody needs both your password and the physical phone to get access to your accounts.
How to enable two-factor authentication?
Log into the Control Panel
and go to Manage Credentials
Click the Two Factor Authentication
link and you will be shown instructions on how to set it up.
Things to keep in mind
Two-factor authentication isn't bulletproof.
It is a decent extra layer of protection that makes you a smaller target for cybercriminals.
It may be slightly inconvenient if you lose your phone or whatever device that has the 2FA application.
You can avoid it by always writing down the authentication key that is provided to you when 2FA is enabled for the first time.
If you do not have it, you can always contact
our customer support with proof of identity to have your account unlocked.
We are always here for you!