What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?

What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?


Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a very secure way to protect your online accounts. It works by requiring you to identify yourself using two different methods when you log in to your accounts. The second factor is tied to something 'you have' (like a cellphone). So you can think of two-factor as something you know (your password) + something you have (your cellphone).


What is Authy and Google Authenticator?


Authy and Google Authenticator are free applications that make it easy and straightforward for anyone to use two-factor authentication on all of your online accounts, using your phone or desktop. They both provide an App that makes it easy to summon your code upon accessing your account. It is solely by personal preference that we offer both as an option.

How do I install Authy or Google Authenticator?


For installing Authy on your iPhone/iPad, Android device, Desktop, or Chrome browser click 
here.


For installing Google Authenticator on your iPhone/iPad click here. For installing on your Android device click 
here.


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