How to Set up 2-Step Authentication

by JackieR | Hot and Mobile

It’s easier than you think for someone to steal your password

Any of these common actions could put you at risk of having your password stolen:

  • Using the same password on more than one site
  • Downloading software from the Internet
  • Clicking on links in email messages

2-Step Verification can help keep bad guys out, even if they have your password.

 
 

Signing in to your account will work a little differently

An extra layer of security

Most people only have one layer – their password – to protect their account. With 2-Step Verification, if a bad guy hacks through your password layer, he’ll still need your phone or Security Key to get into your account.

Sign in will require something you know and something you have

With 2-Step Verification, you’ll protect your account with something you know (your password) and something you have (your phone or Security Key).

Verification codes made just for you

Codes are uniquely crafted for your account when you need them. If you choose to use verification codes, they will be sent to your phone via text, voice call, or our mobile app. Each code can only be used once.

See Features to learn about backup options for times when your phone is not available.

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