Enable Two-Step Verification for Your Cloud-based Services
By: Media Relations in News
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a great way to reduce the probability of unauthorized access to your accounts. Chances are your employer and bank already use 2FA in some capacity, so why don’t you? Taking the time to setup this security feature for your personal accounts can add an extra layer of protection and help prevent malicious actors from exploiting your accounts should your credentials get compromised.
Two-factor authentication often uses your password plus a verification code provided by an application, email or simply sent to your mobile device via SMS to authenticate your identity. While nothing is a catch-all, 2FA can reduce attack vectors and help prevent security issues overtime. Additionally, 2FA applications such as Authy, Duo Security, Google Authenticator and Microsoft Authenticator make it easy to setup this functionality via a mobile phone for many popular cloud services such as Amazon, Apple, Dropbox, Facebook, GitHub, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Twitter to name a few.
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Learn additional details via the links below about 2FA and which of your web services support this functionality. Hope this helps!