How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

How to set up two-factor authentication on all your online accounts

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Just about any account you own on the internet is prone to being hacked — and one of the easiest ways to add an extra layer of security is to enable two-factor authentication. Also known as two-step verification or 2FA, the process gives web services a secondary access to the account owner (you!) in order to verify a login attempt. Typically, this involves phone number and / or an email address.

While 2FA doesn’t totally cloak you from potential hackers, it is an important step in preventing your account from being accessed by unauthorized users. Here’s how to enable 2FA on your accounts across the web.

Apple

2FA is currently offered to Apple users on iOS 9 or Mac OS X El Capitan or later. We don’t make the rules!

iOS

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