Two-factor authentication is a feature that requires you to have more than just your username and password to log in to an account. After you enter your username and the password it also requires a second piece of information – like a one-time code, time-based code or your fingerprint.

Two-factor authentication adds an additional layer of security by adding a second step to the login process. It takes something you know (i.e. your password) and adds a second factor, typically something you have (such as your phone). Since both are required to log in, the threat of a leaked password is lessened.

One of the most common and simplest forms of Two-Factor Authentication is Time-Based Tokens. With Time-Based Tokens, in addition to your regular username and password, you also have to enter a 6-digit code that regenerates every 30 seconds. Only your token device (typically a mobile smartphone app) will know your secret key and be able to generate valid one-time passwords for your account. 

EziWeb has set all our clients accounts to Two-factor authentication by default. The next time you log in to your account you will be required to set up Two-factor authentication to be able to access your account/profile. 

For more information on how to set up two-factor authentication on your phone, please see this link.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

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