Two-Factor Authentication Helps Fight Hackers

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Two-factor authentication can help you stop hackers exploit any weakness in your online armoury.

One of the biggest mistakes people make, that could allow hackers to crack their devices, is their password choice.

It’s a pain having to have so many different passwords that are not easily guessable, but it’s also essential in the fight against hackers.

Two-factor authentication banishes the password blues

Passwords have been the go-to security measure for anyone wanting to access and manage the data on their devices.

Despite attempts at creating complex un-breakable passwords, the simplicity of their form makes them easily exposed and simple to hack.

As recent news reports have shown, these hacked passwords can then be sold on the dark web. The problem is exacerbated by the tendency of people to use the same or similar simple passwords across many different accounts.

So how can you sole the password problem?

The solution is to use another additional level of security alongside the usual user ID and password. This is a system called two-factor authentication, and is freely available on Google, PayPal, Amazon and most other common applications.

Generally, it involved a password and then a random code generated by an app or sent by text. This additional security layer makes it almost impossible for hackers to gain access to your data, and therefore helps you stay safe and secure online.

 

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