Online security is talked about a lot, everyone is concerned about it. Two factor authentication (2FA) is a great way to help keep devices and subsequently your data secure.
2FA is an extra level of security, to protect your online accounts – this makes it harder for people to gain access to online accounts. If someone is trying to access an account they will first ask for your username and password followed by a security question. The benefit of this is that the user isn’t gaining access immediately and needs to know the answers to several security questions making it harder to pass this stage.
Some of the most common forms of 2FA:
SMS text message – the site will send a direct text to the users phone with a unique one time password for the user to log into the account they will have to enter the OTP back into the application to gain access.
Push notification – the device owner will receive the notification and the user can simply accept or deny access with a single touch, the difference here is there is no password required.
Verifying person’s identity – this is very commonly used in a day to day basis to unlock accounts this could be done by fingerprints, face recognition or even voice recognition.
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