What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA), and why do I need it?
Two-factor authentication (2FA), also known as 2-step verification, is a security layer in addition to your username and password. With 2FA (Google 2FA or SMS) enabled on your Bilaxy account, you will have to provide your password (first “factor”) and your 2FA code (second “factor”) when log in to your account. 2FA codes are associated with a specific device(such as your phone) or your phone number. With 2FA enabled, your account will be well protected. Bilaxy provides 2 options for generating 2-factor authentication (2FA) codes:
- Google Authenticator (more secure)---Recommended.
- SMS codes (less secure)
Why is it important to enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?
Passwords are easy to steal. Have you ever done any of the following?
- Use the same password on more than one site.
- Download software from the Internet.
- Click on links or download attachments in email messages.
These common habits put you at risk of having your password stolen by criminals who dedicate day and night trying to break into your accounts, assume your identity, and grab whatever they can when you least expect it: personal information, photos, money, etc.
Two-Factor Authentication can help reduce your risk of exposure even if your password is stolen or your email account is compromised.