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Why multi-factor authentication is important

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is an important security measure that adds an extra layer of protection to your online accounts. Sometimes referred to as two-factor authentication (2FA), it requires users to provide two or more pieces of evidence to verify their identity, including your fingerprint, facial recognition, a text message code or a one-time PIN generated by a MFA verification tool, such as Microsoft Authenticator.

The importance of MFA lies in its ability to prevent unauthorised access to your accounts even if your password is compromised. Hackers often try to obtain passwords through phishing scams or by guessing weak passwords, but with MFA in place, they would still need access to the second factor of authentication to gain entry.

MFA is especially important for sensitive accounts, such as online banking, email, and social media, as these accounts can contain personal and financial information that can be used for identity theft or fraud. By using MFA, you can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorised access to your accounts and protect your valuable information.

As far as your password information is concerned, we recommend a password manager application for keeping your information safe and MFA should be enabled on this also. A good example of this is Bitwarden.

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Overall, MFA is an effective and easy-to-use security measure that provides an extra layer of protection to your online accounts, and it is highly recommended that you enable it wherever possible.

We have access to numerous tools and applications to help you remain safe while online. Our cloud checker app enables us to check the security status of thousands of applications, so we can give you guidance as to the best applications for your business to keep your information safe.