What is Two Factor Authentication (2FA)?

Two Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, two step verification, or TFA (as an acronym), is an extra layer of security that is known as "multi factor authentication" that requires not only a password and username but also something that only, and only, that user has on them, i.e. a piece of information only they should know or have immediately to hand - such as a physical token.

Using a Two Factor Authentication process can help to lower the number of cases of identity theft on the Internet, as well as phishing via email, because the criminal would need more than just the users name and password details.

For more information, check out blog post on why Two Factor Authentication is important for you to turn on.

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