MFA or Multi-Factor Authentication is an additional layer of security for our online accounts – be it banking, emails, document storage websites like Dropbox, etc.
There are multiple ways to make use of MFA. Although, some websites make it mandatory to use MFA for additional security, if you see a website offering this step and is not yet mandated, I recommend to immediately opt for it and secure your account with MFA.
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MFA is also known as 2FA or 2SV – Two-Factor Authentication or Two-Step Verification.
In this video, you can see more details on how to use it. But basically, we install the mobile app, click on the + icon to add a website (say, your Gmail account) – and scan the QR that shows up on the screen.
Watch the video here:
That’s all – it’s that simple.
Resources mentioned in this video:
Symantec VIP Access: https://vip.symantec.com/
Google Authenticator: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.authenticator2&hl=en
Microsoft Authenticator: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.azure.authenticator&hl=en
Google 2-Step Verification: https://g.co/2sv – enable two-step verification for your Google accounts
Oracle Authenticator app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=oracle.idm.mobile.authenticator&hl=en