What is 2FA and why is it important?

In this article, you will learn how to set up the 2FA feature on your Surfshark account and explain its use cases.

We will go through the following:

  1. What is 2FA?
  2. 2FA use cases
  3. How to start using 2FA


What is 2FA?


Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a commonly used security method that helps prevent specific attacks, such as brute-forcing. It introduces an additional step when you’re logging in, which, in turn, makes it much harder to guess your password with automated tools.

As a cyber-security company, we do everything to keep your information safe. Therefore, we have implemented the option of 2FA at Surfshark to help you better protect your accounts.



2FA use cases


Two-factor authentication is vital for bank accounts, social media profiles, and other platforms where it is crucial to protect personal data. We recommend setting up 2FA on all of your accounts to secure them from hackers better.

How to start using 2FA


To learn how to set up 2FA on your Surfshark account, check out this guide on how to enable 2FA on your Surfshark account.

If you share your Surfshark account with family members, you can still enable 2FA. Check how to do that in our tutorial about how to enable 2FA for multiple users.

Lastly, check out our article on what are 2FA recovery codes in case you have lost access to your 2FA codes.


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