Two-factor Authentication (2FA) adds an extra layer of protection to your online accounts. Aside from the traditional username and password, you will be required to provide another authentication factor like a security token or verification code, before you can access your account.
Why should I enable 2FA?
This additional step enhances your account's security. 2FA makes it hard for cybercriminals to gain access to your account and steal personal information from you. Even if a hacker has your login credentials, he still cannot log into your account without providing the verification code sent to your email or mobile phone.
Trend Micro recommends using 2FA, especially for accounts that contain confidential information like credit card numbers, bank accounts, mobile numbers, and even home addresses.
How to enable 2FA?
Follow this simple guide on how to set up Two Factor Authentication on online accounts.
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