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24
Oct
2018
Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication

Two-Factor or Multi-Factor Authentication

What is two-factor or multi-factor authentication?  Quite simply put, Two-factor (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an additional security layer in which a computer user is granted access only after successfully presenting two or more pieces of evidence to get into his/her personal information.

The popular measure called two-factor authentication, is becoming more and more popular which is like a combination padlock whose codes are constantly changing. 

How exactly does it work? Let's take a closer look!

When you activate two-factor authentication for a website or a service, you generally provide your mobile phone number or you can use an app. Most forms of two-factor authentication ask you to sign in with your user name and password, and then enter a code that is sent to you via SMS. This method not only proves that you know something (the user name and password), but also that you have something (the mobile phone), which you have “registered” as a device to receive these codes.

Really, Why should I use this?

Two-factor authentication helps protect your sensitive, personal data. If you are using apps like Dropbox, Google, or iCloud, you probably store information including files, photos, contacts, calendar info and even emails with personal information.  Just think how much information a hacker would have about you if they were able look at all your information. 

Sure this sounds like such a nuisance.  But so is locking your house doors and windows everyday so intruders don’t come into your home and you do that like it was second nature. 

Questions about the proper way to setup Two-Factor Authentication properly?  Call navitend at 973.448.0070 and press “1” for service.  Our technicians will gladly assist you.

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