Tip #11 Use Two-Factor Authentication

 

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Two-Factor Authentication (also known as two step verification) is an extra layer of security that can be enabled on many different services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Google, Apple, etc.. Two factor authentication requires not only a username and password but also something you possess (passcode, secret key, etc.)  or something you are (fingerprint, gait, etc.).

Using two-factor authentication can help to lower cases of identity theft and phishing. Attackers may initially be able to acquire your password but the second layer of protection may not be as easily compromised thus adding complexity to accessing a given account. It is an ever-increasing way to keep your accounts and information more secure.

Check with your services and consider activating two-factor authentication today.

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