Archives - Two-factor Authentication

Perform a Google Account security checkup periodically

If you rely on a Google Account, you should pay close attention to any security events affecting it. That means regularly performing a security check, which you can do from your main Google Account page. The interface allows you to revoke the access of third-party applications, sign out from specific devices and enable two-factor authentication, […]

What is a Two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication is a method of confirming users’ claimed identities by using a combination of two different factors: 1) something they know, 2) something they have, or 3) something they are. A good example of two-factor authentication is being frequently used on Every fresh login would ask for the password & a system generated […]

Take immediate action if your account was breached

Data breaches happen all the time. Eventually, at least one of your accounts will likely be affected. To stay safe, always change your password as soon as possible after the breach is disclosed, and use a password generator to create something difficult to guess. You should also go further by implementing two-factor authentication if available.

Log into your Google Account with two-factor authentication

Do you use Gmail? If so, it’s probably a good idea to set up two-factor authentication to ensure that even a stolen password isn’t enough for someone to break in. You can use SMS (text message) or, preferably, more secure methods like the Gmail mobile app to confirm each new login attempt.

Reassess your two-factor authentication before changing your phone number

If you ever want or need to change your phone number, be sure to check on your two-factor authentication (2FA) setups first. Many 2FA services use your phone number, meaning you might no longer get the needed texts or calls to access your accounts after changing. Use alternatives like authenticator apps or trusted devices instead […]

What is a multi-factor authentication?

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a method of confirming a user’s claimed identity in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence (or factors) to an authentication mechanism: knowledge (something the user and only the user knows), possession (something the user and only the user has), and […]