2-Factor Authentication (aka 2FA) is an important security tool in keeping accounts safer than simply using a password.
As the name suggests, it adds a second step to logging into an account, making it more difficult for unauthorized users to break in.
How does it work?
Once your account is set up, any attempt to log into your account will require a special authorization code, provided by an app, which is used to finish the login process or withdraw your assets.
Why use 2-Factor Authentication?
Account security is important for everyone, and nobody wants their accounts or information to be used without their permission.
Since the 2-Factor code is dependent on the app itself, obtaining it is considerably more difficult for potential breach attempts that would normally rely on using a password only.
Setting up Google 2FA
Download the Google Authenticator app:
- Google Play - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.authenticator2&hl
- Apple store - https://apps.apple.com/app/google-authenticator/id388497605
Go to Account Settings -> Security and press on "Enable" in the 2FA section
Save your secret code (it’s better to write it down somewhere) and scan the QR code with the Google authenticator app.
Enter the confirmation code from the app.
Once you have everything set up, the only extra step to logging and withdrawing will be using the app-generated code alongside your regular password.
One small extra step for one large increase to account security!