Computer Security

2 Factor Authentication – Something You Know – Something You Have

Password issues abound with many on the most popular sites we use and visit but most can be fixed if people had turned on 2 Factor Authentication (2FA).

2 Factor Authentication means that you will give your mobile phone number to the company , then when you try to login or login from another computer , your mobile will receive a text with a code on it which you will need to login to the site along with your password.

Something you know – password – something you have – the text message from the mobile phone.

If you have lost your account in the past to “hackers” where they gained access to your account then turning on 2FA is for you.

2 Factor Authentication is available for many sites including:

More information can be found here:

2 Factor Authentication – What You Need To Know 

Here’s Everywhere You Should Enable 2 Factor Authentication 

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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