Don’t make life easy for hackers who want to worm their way into your computer system.
Instead, use multi-factor authentication (MFA) to give yourself another layer of protection from intruders.
To obtain your information, a hacker would need not only your password but also your phone. Passwords may be relatively easy to hack, but a locked phone is a much bigger challenge.
You can set up MFA pretty easily.
In fact, you may already have used it. Many banks practice MFA, requiring you to enter your personal identification number (PIN) after you swipe your card. And some websites require you to log in and then you must enter a numeric code sent to your phone.
With MFA, a user must present two items of evidence: a password or PIN; a smart card or similar identification; fingerprints or other biometric identification.
This combination will deter many cybercriminals, who prefer easier prey such as people who use the same old password again and again.
A phone is ideal for MFA, provided you keep it locked, only to be opened by a PIN, fingerprints or facial recognition.
MFA isn’t as complicated as it seems. In many cases, the site will remember your computer or phone.
And it is especially valuable for protecting your financial and health records.
MFA offers a smart way to safeguard & privacy.