17 Dec 2021

Improve your Online Security with Two Factor Authentication

When logging into any online account most of us use a simple 'username and password that is easy to remember. Adding two-factor authentication, also known as 2FA, to your login process is an easy way to add an extra layer of security to your account. 2FA is the perfect security blanket for anyone wanting to help protect themselves from fraudulent activity.

Stronger security with 2FA

2FA is an extra layer of security designed to ensure that only you can access your account on a trusted device. But how does it work? First, you need to enter your username and a password. Then, instead of immediately gaining access, you will be required to provide another piece of information. 2FA requires an additional login credential beyond just the username and password and getting that second credential requires access to something that belongs to you.

With 2FA, a potential compromise will be much harder to unlock an account. If your password is hacked or your phone is lost, the chances of someone else having your second-factor information is unlikely.

How verification codes work

A verification code is the most common 2FA and is a temporary code that is sent to your trusted device or phone number when you sign into a new device or browser – you may have already done this before when logging into various devices using an Authenticator app for example.

You can enable 2FA on most of your online accounts

The best thing about 2FA is that you can use it for most if not all of your accounts such as:

  • email accounts
  • social media networks
  • internet banking
  • online sites

You can also set 2FA up on laptops, tablets, smartphones, and even some game consoles.

While 2FA is an important additional security measure best practice is still to ensure you’re using strong passwords and have good security settings on your accounts.

Implementing 2FA in C9 Transact and C9 Campaign

And finally, the good news is that we have added 2FA to C9 Transact and C9 Campaign. Whether in the office or working from home, implementing 2FA in C9 Campaign or C9 Transact allows you to safely access your account from any device or location without putting customer data at risk. Available now for all existing C9 Transact and C9 Campaign customers, getting 2FA set up is easy - click here to find out how. 

If you're interested in finding out more about how to implement 2FA in C9 Transact or C9 Campaign, contact us - we are happy to help you get it set up! Protect your business from online risks with Cumulo9 and two-factor authentication!

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