What is 2FA?

2 factor authenitcation information

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What is 2FA?

Turning on 2FA is like adding an extra layer of security to your logins and accounts, making it a hell of a lot harder for anyone trying to break in.

You can turn it on for most of your online accounts and devices and we definitely recommend that you do. 2FA makes it so that you have to provide not only your password, but also something else that only you could provide, like a time-based code from an app like Google Authenticator, or another piece of information only you could provide to meet the 2FA’s requirements.

2FA can also be referred to as “Two-Step Authentication, or Multi-Step Authentication” so I'm hoping that might ring a few bells. You’ve most likely had a run-in with 2FA thanks to cryptocurrency as a lot of crypto exchanges and wallets implement this feature, but you can also add it to your social media accounts, email accounts, online banking accounts, and even online shopping accounts.

It’s a basic step, but an incredibly important one for keeping you safe online. If you're keen to learn more about 2FA, click here.

How to turn on 2FA for your Easy Crypto account

Turning on your 2FA is easy, all you need to do is follow the steps below and your account will be miles more secure. To set up 2FA on your account, you will need to download either Google Authenticator, Authy, or something similar. In the example below, we will be using Google Authenticator.

Step 1

Head to your My account page and click Enable two-factor authentication.

Step 2

Open your Google Authenticator app and click the Plus icon in the bottom right corner. You have two options in Google Authenticator, either to Scan a QR code or Enter a setup key.

Choose the option that suits you and make sure that you record the setup key somewhere safe incase you have to reinstall the app.

Step 3

Google Authenticator should then display a 6 digit code. Enter it into Easy Crypto and click Confirm 2FA. You're good to go!

From this point, every time you access your Easy Crypto account, you will be prompted to enter a 6-digit code that you can locate within your authenticator app.

It's important that you never share these codes with anyone.

If you're having trouble with your 2FA and would like us to turn it off for you, simply follow this guide.

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