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Use multi-factor authentication to protect your accounts

Even some video games recently offering rewards to users who set up two-factor authentication on their accounts. Best practice is to use this extra layer of protection on any service that provides it. This way, you’ll be safe even if someone gains access to your password and username.

Use two-factor authentication on important accounts

Complicated passwords provide exceptional protection against hacking – but what if somebody intercepted them? Reduce the risk of password theft, set up two-factor authentication on sensitive accounts. This requires anyone requesting access to supply an extra credential, such as a code sent to a separate device, in order to log in.

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 […]

Use an authenticator app to sign into your Amazon account

Amazon provides multiple two-step verification options for accounts. Using a supporter mobile authenticator app is usually the safest and easiest way to add an extra layer of protection. You can verify each login from your mobile device and not have to run the risk of intercepted SMS texts or voice calls.

Require two-step verification for Yahoo Mail

Yahoo Mail can be protected with two-step verification. Each time you sign in from a new device or application, you will be asked for a unique code in addition to your password. The code may come via text or voice call. Note that the phone number may be different each time.

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.” […]