Two-factor authentication (#FA) adds an extra layer of security to your online accounts by requiring a second factor, in addition to your password, to access your account. This second factor could be a #fingerprint, a text message with a one-time code, or a security token generated by an app.
Here are some reasons why you should use 2FA:
- Stronger security: Passwords can be easily stolen or guessed, but with 2FA, even if someone has your password, they won't be able to access your account without the second factor.
- Protection against phishing: Phishing attacks try to trick you into giving away your password, but 2FA can prevent that because the attacker won't have access to the second factor.
- Compliance requirements: Some organizations, such as banks or government agencies, require 2FA to comply with security regulations.
- Peace of mind: Using 2FA can give you peace of mind that your accounts are more secure and less likely to be hacked.