Protect Yourself with Two-Factor Authentication

Leo strongly recommends two-factor authentication as another way to protect against hackers.–PC Pitstop.

Protect Yourself with Two-Factor Authentication

By Leo Notenboom

Two-Factor Authentication: Keeps the Hackers Out

Two-factor authentication is a great way to keep your account secure from hackers – especially those that manage to get your password.

(This is a chapter from my forthcoming book tentatively titled “The Ask Leo! Guide to Internet Safety“.)

With the increased reliance on passwords to protect our online world, and the simultaneously increasing abilities of hackers to defeat them, security folks devised something called “two-factor”, or “multi-factor” authentication.

It’s something I strongly suggest you consider.

Two factor authentication relies on two different types of information, both of which must be correct, in order to confirm your identity.

What you know, and what you have

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