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Multi-factor authentication

Adding an extra layer of security to your accounts can keep your information safe.

 

Your password could use a backup plan

Passwords are an important part of keeping your information safe, but even the strongest password can’t be 100% foolproof.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) adds an extra step to the login process and an extra layer of security to your accounts and devices. That way, if a cyber criminal ever gets your password, there’s another defence in place to stop them.


Strengthen your security

Make cybersecurity all about you

Multi-factor authentication is more secure because it focuses on things that are unique to you:

  • What you know: A PIN, password or security question
  • What you have: Your phone or a fob
  • What you are: Your fingerprint, your face, your eyes or your voice

The more personalized your security measures are, the harder they will be for someone else to bypass. Learn more about the different types of multi-factor authentication.

Enable multi-factor authentication whenever possible

Most social media sites and many devices offer the option to use multi-factor authentication in their security settings. Whenever a website, app or device allows you to enable MFA, click yes!


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Video: Two factor authentication

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Blogs

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Resources

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