Quick Bytes: Two-Factor Authentication

Passwords have been around for a long time, like, a really long time. They can be traced all the way back to ancient Rome. Which begs the question, how many cybersecurity tools should we be using that are that old? Probably none.

Fact is, the password is incredibly outdated. Many people still use weak passwords, even though they’re frequently warned to make them as complex as possible. But even a strong password can be stolen and if your password is stolen, you’ll never know until it’s too late.

There are techniques we can use to force passwords to be complex, or to require them to be changed frequently, but there’s actually a better solution: two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is a type of security that requires something you know, like a password, and something you have like a mobile phone or key fob.

In this Quick Bytes video, I explain what Two-Factor Authentication is and what you can secure with it. Be sure to LIKE and SHARE the video with someone that will find it helpful. And if you have questions or feedback, ask in the Comment section of the video on our Facebook page!