What is 2FA and why is it important?

This guide will show you how to set up the 2FA feature on your Surfshark account and its use cases.


What is 2FA?


2FA (also known as Two-Factor Authentication) is a way to add an extra layer of security to your account. If you enable it, it is no longer enough to enter a password to log into an account.


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


With 2FA enabled, you will receive a temporary code to your application or email inbox (you can choose the method yourself). Entering the code will grant access to your account. This method prevents your account from being compromised. Even if someone has stolen your password, they will not be able to log in without the temporary code.


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 so that you would remain the only person who has access to log in in all situations.


How to start using 2FA


Here is our quick tutorial on how to set up 2FA on your Surfshark account.

If you are sharing your Surfshark account with family members, you can still enable 2FA. Here is how to do that.  



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