Why and How You Should Enable Two-Factor Authentication Now

Passwords are never as secure as we like to think. Thousands of wifi networks for example are still “secured” with the default password that came with the router. If yours is one of them, change it now, the instructions came with the device but you can certainly find them on the web if you foolishly threw them away.

But there are plenty of other things that require passwords. Have you got a Facebook account, Google account, Yahoo mail, Dropbox, Linkedin. The list goes on.

Many of these have now implemented two factor authentication and if you really care about protecting your online accounts you should look into taking advantage of this additional security.

Lifehacker has a good overview of two factor authentication with links to some of the services using it and how to implement it.

Here’s Everywhere You Should Enable Two-Factor Authentication Right Now:

Alternatives exist, such as password managers that live on your computer and keep all your passwords in one place, encrypted. See 1Password for example.