Online security is more important than ever. Hackers are ever more adept at compromising passwords and getting to personal information. Now is the time to do something about it. Two-factor authentication is the key.
Two security measures are harder to crack than one. Requiring something you know (like your password) and then something you have (like your mobile phone) makes it doubly difficult for cyber-swindlers to access your sensitive data.
When you log in, punch in your username and password.
Use the one-time passcode sent to your mobile number, which must be entered online within 10 minutes to access the secured computer or network.
Two-factor authentication is a wise measure for processes like money transfers and changing account settings, even if you don’t require the added security for everyday logins. Two-factor authentication also verifies user identities for lost-password requests, so it goes a long way to prevent fraudulent logins to your system. All this integrates with any API and requires no additional hardware.