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What is 2FA and why it's important?

Have you ever considered that using the old password-only approach on your accounts online is becoming a vulnerable way to protect your digital assets? People often underestimate the risk of using passwords only to protect their accounts, especially if using the same passwords on various platforms. Every day many websites and online databases are breached due to lack of security and your personal information can be exposed.

What is 2FA? We as a cyber-security company do everything in order to keep your information safe. Therefore, we have implemented the option of 2FA to protect your accounts.

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

With 2FA enabled, you will receive a temporary code to your application or email inbox (you can choose the method yourself) and only after entering the code, you will be granted access to your personal 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.

 

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Two-factor-authentication is very often used on bank accounts, social media profiles and other platforms where it is vitally important to protect personal data. We recommend to set up 2FA on your Surfshark account so that in all situations you would remain the only person that has access to log in.

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

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

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