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Tech Tip - Two Factor Authentication

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You may hear the buzzword of "Two-Factor Authentication".  What is this exactly and why should you use it?

Cyberattacks causing password leaks are trending from trusted vendors lately.  The best way to prevent your password from falling into the wrong hands is to set up a second password factor when entering your social media, banking websites, or another password-protected site. 

How two-factor authentication works is that once you enter your password to a particular website, you can have the option to receive a one-time code on your cell phone from a text message, an email, or even a phone call can call you with your private code.  Once you type in this second password, you can access your site.  This is two-factor authentication.  It is the process of having two secure passwords to get into your private accounts.

This is just a simple way to give yourself extra protection from hackers.  Have any questions?  Feel free to reach out to our internet support experts at 605-778-8028.

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