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Use MFA

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) — also known as Two Factor Authentication (2FA) or verification — provides an additional layer of protection for accounts that require a login. How it usually works is that when you attempt to log into an account online, you’ll receive a prompt on your synced device to confirm the login attempt. […]

Common alternatives to SMS for multi-factor authentication

If you use multi-factor authentication, and you should, it’s best to rely on codes sent to other devices or applications such as Duo or Google Authenticator instead of SMS texts. That’s because SIM hacking is on the rise. This practice entails a cyberattacker tricking a customer service representative into reassigning a phone number to a […]

Enable 2FA for game console storefronts

You can enable two-factor authentication (2FA) on your game console’s storefront to prevent accidental purchases or those done by someone who has stolen your identity. Go into your console settings, then into account settings and from there you should be able to enable 2FA for all purchases. This means that every time you make a […]

Don’t have double protection yet?

After hearing about too many attempts of password stealing, maybe it’s time to take your account security a step further and define two-phase authentication that ensures you always have access to your e-mail, PayPal and other services with less fear. Friday morning. An e-mail message appears in my Inbox . The message is from a […]