If I had to guess, I bet you have between 50 and 100 different online accounts. You might think that you don’t have that many but think for a second. For instance, you have your social media accounts, emails, big retailers, streaming services, your favorite online stores, and all those other accounts you have created and never went back to. My guess is you have used the same passwords for many of these. If you’re like most people, you have multiple variations of the same password and use whatever one fits the criteria. This practice gets many people into trouble because when one of these sites will inevitably get hacked. Some cybercriminal is going to get a hold of your information and get access to private accounts. Multi-Factor Authentication is a great solution to this common problem.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication?
A simple multi-factor authentication software will help keep your accounts safe even if your account login information is taken. They require the user to provide two or more verifications before giving them access to the computer, app, VPN, etc. These have been great tools that are used by businesses across the world to help keep everything safe. How many of these work is, you have a secure app on your phone, a card, or token you swipe, or you have biometric authentication. Many people use the app option as it is the easiest to implement and most cost-effective.
How does it work?
In most cases, you log in with your username and password and you will be prompted to enter a code. This code you enter you will get from the secure app on your phone. This code refreshes after a certain time, typically 5 to 10 seconds. This constant refreshing code will help give you the security you need since your account can only be accessed by the person that knows your login information and has access to your app.
In conclusion, multi-factor authentication software is a great tool for any business or individual interested in staying safe. Tools like these are the reason businesses can keep control over their data and stay safe from cybercriminals. We are happy to help set you up or suggest software that we trust and use. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns we are always happy to help.