Keeping your emails safe with 2-factor authentication

30 April 2019
Darryl Brown
Pet Sitter Security

Keeping your emails safe with 2-factor authentication

Email is the key to your kingdom. That’s why hackers target email accounts.

Once a hacker has access to your email they can gain access to all your other online accounts (by requesting password resets on those other accounts).

So what can you do?

First, use a secure password.

Second, enable 2-factor authentication.

How does 2-factor authentication work?

2-factor authentication works like this… when you log in you will be asked to enter your password and a special code. The code is typically sent via email, SMS or an app.

This is more secure because if someone guesses your password (or your password is hacked by bad guys) they still can’t access your account without the code (the 2nd factor).

2-factor authentication is very secure and there is no excuse not to turn it on. If you do nothing else today go to your email and enable 2-factor authentication. Do it now before anything bad happens. If you need help just Google it.

2-step verification

I think we can all agree that “2-factor authentication” is a dreadful name so you might also see it called “2-step verification”.

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