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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 a lack of security, and that can expose your personal information.


This guide will cover the 2FA feature, its use cases, and how you can set it up. 


What is 2FA?


We, as a cyber-security company, do everything 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 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). 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 your Surfshark account 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 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. 




If you have any further questions, our customer success team will help you 24/7 over live chat or email.


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