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Enable two-step verification (2SV) on your Amazon account

2SV adds an extra layer of security to your accounts, which is imperative for accounts that contain your credit card information, like Amazon. If you set your Amazon account up with 2SV (two-step verification) a hacker will need more than just your username and password to use your account. A code will be sent to […]

Secure your Twitter account with two-factor authentication

Twitter offers three options for 2FA: text message, authenticator app or security key. The latter is the most secure, since it requires a physical device plugged into a PC/Mac’s USB port. The other options are still safe enough though, especially if you primarily use Twitter on your phone or tablet.

Configure two-factor authentication for your Apple ID

To prevent unauthorized access to your Apple ID, set up two-factor authentication. Whenever a sign-in is attempted, both a correct password and a one-time code — sent to an iOS or macOS device registered with your Apple ID — are required for entry.

Turn on two-factor authentication for your Microsoft account

Enabling multifactor authentication is a powerful way to help secure your digital identity, and your Microsoft account could grant unauthorized users access to a lot of personal data if they manage to compromise your password. To turn on two-factor authentication, log in to your Microsoft account online. Select the Security tab, then “More security options.” […]

Stay two-steps ahead

Turn on two-step authentication – also known as two-step verification or multi-factor authentication – on accounts where available. Two-factor authentication can use anything from a text message to your phone to a token to a biometric like your fingerprint to provide enhanced account security.

Configure two-factor authentication on all financial accounts

Two-factor authentication is recommended for everyday use in applications and services, but it’s especially important on banking accounts, as well as those for credit cards. Most financial institutions offer multiple options for verifying your identity after the correct entry of a password. An automated voice call is technically safer than an SMS text, if the […]