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Two-Factor Authentication: A Modern Necessity

by Andrew Okwuosah, Digital Editor

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Our new technology-filled age is both a blessing and a curse. While the convenience of having the Internet at our fingertips is a godsend, it also brings about the responsibility of keeping your personal information protected from the wrong hands. Evidence of this is brought about time and time again, but it was most recently evidenced by the hack of my Tribal Times colleague Ayeille Mel.

A common misconception is that protecting yourself is extremely bothersome and difficult to do, but it’s really as simple as changing a few settings and downloading an app.

Two-factor authentication is a great way to ensure that your device is protected from dangerous malware . It’s available in one form or another from most leading internet services: including Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Twitter. Basically, in addition to entering your normal password, you’ll need to enter a code generated from an app (I recommend LastPass Authenticator, but Authy and Google Authenticator are also really good options).

This ensures that it’s really you logging in through the one device that’s practically on your person 24-7.

Now, another thing that goes without saying (hopefully) is that strong passwords are imperative in this day and age. Luckily, you’ll only need to remember one if you use LastPass (which I previously featured here on Workaholic, and still wholeheartedly recommend).

Until next time Workaholics, stay safe, follow me around the Interwebs, and be productive.

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