Cybersecurity is a practice that allows you to protect networks, devices, and data from unauthorized access or criminal use, as well as ensure that your private information remains confidential, retains integrity, and isn’t stolen or copied.
Multi-factor authentication (sometimes called 2FA for two-factor authentication) is when you set up multiple ways to verify your identity when logging into sites like your email account or even your investment and bank accounts.
- First, you have to type in your password.
- Then, you have to verify your identity on another device, such as a smartphone, to confirm that it’s you trying to log in.
- In addition to this extra layer of protection, you will receive notifications whenever someone tries to log into your accounts.
If you receive a notification of someone trying to log into your accounts and you didn’t authorize this activity, report it right away!
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