There are a number of ways that you can protect yourself online, and one of the things you can do is to start using two-factor authentication.
You probably have seen two-factor authentication even if you aren’t sure what it is. For instance, if you do online banking, your bank might text a code to your phone or email when you try to change the password. This is two-factor authentication. It’s basically just an extra step that confirms that you are the account owner. This makes it more difficult for hackers to get into your account, too. Not only do they need a password, they also need access to your smart phone or email account.
These Critical Websites need Two Step Authentication
Most large websites have the option for two-factor authentication. Each company name is linked to their specific instruction. Here’s how to set it up:
You can use two-factor authentication on your iCloud, iPhone or iPad:
You can set up two-factor authentication for Gmail and Google accounts.
If you use Instagram, you can also set up two-factor authentication:
If you use Twitter, you can also set up two-factor authentication. However, there are different steps to take depending on how you access the site, either from a laptop or PC, an iPhone, or an Android. You can learn about setting two-factor authentication up by visiting the Help Center.
Here are a few more important sites that require a more in-depth explanation:
ROBERT SICILIANO CSP, is a #1 Best Selling Amazon author, CEO of CreditParent.com, the architect of the CSI Protection certification; a Cyber Social and Identity Protection security awareness training program.