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5 Steps To Financial Account Security

November 13, 2018

Most people now have online access to financial accounts, and hackers are looking for ways to gain access to those accounts. This article provides five steps people can take to increase the security of their online accounts.

Hackers can quickly figure out your password, but they can’t figure out the secret, one-time code that your bank texts to you. Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a powerful security method because hackers would have to physically steal your phone, enter the correct password, and then enter that secret code.

In the wake of large-scale hacks, most major accounts offer two-factor authentication, from social media to banks.

 

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