I like to challenge myself each month on weird stuff. This month I’ve challenged myself to produce a video each day that is short yet informative, educational, and actionable.
Here’s Day 5
Today I’m going to show you one little thing that’ll keep the bad guys out of your stuff EVEN if they have your username and password.
It’s called Two Factor Authentication. It simply means that when the site detects a login from a computer or phone it doesn’t recognize, they’ll send a text message to the phone on record. That message will usually be a 6 digit number that you’ll need to input before the site will grant you access.
Here’s a quick little video on how to do that and a great website to find all the sites you can set up Two Factor Authentication on (as well as those that you cannot!).
The site I mention in the video is https://twofactorauth.org/
Not that it needs to be but it’s also https and since you read Day 3 you know what that means! 😉
You can sort by their built in categories or just simply type in the name of the site you are interested in.
The page will populate with the websites it has and show you a quick array of what kind of Two Factor Authentication they offer.
The little Docs symbol will link to the instructions from that site to show you how to set it up on their site.
In the case that the site doesn’t offer Two Factor Authentication, you’ll see something like this. Clicking on the buttons allows you to send a quick message directly to the social accounts of the website. How cool is that?
Protect yourself and setup Two Factor Authentication on most every website you login to.
- I’m going to start providing that to my clients here on AreWeConnected.com very soon!
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