Two Factor Authentication: 
Speed-bumping Hackers

Two Factor Authentication: Speed-bumping Hackers

With hackers becoming smarter and sneakier by the day, cybersecurity is more important than ever and it's necessary to take as much precaution as possible to protect your online accounts and the data associated with them. Two Factor Authorization (2FA), as a result, has become one of the critical tools alongside Password Managers in helping us stay protected against cyber threats.

2FA adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts by requiring not only a password but also a second form of verification, such as a code sent to your registered phone number or email id. This ensures that even if a hacker manages to get their hands on your password, they still will not be able to access your account and/or data without the second verification step.

Incorporating 2FA is a simple but effective way to enhance your online security and keep your sensitive information safe from hackers, such as in case of data leaks. Many websites now offer 2FA as an option, plus there are 3rd Party softwares (Aegis and Google Authenticator, for instance) too that can be used to generate OTPs so that users can have Some level of security added to their accounts.

By spending a little extra time and setting up a 2FA, you can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access to your accounts and protect your online data. So next time you're prompted to enable 2FA, don't hesitate- it might just end up saving you and your data from hackers.

by R.C.

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