The NJCCIC encourages the “best practice” of two-factor authentication to guard against compromised user credentials, especially if people conduct their online banking on the same computer that they use for normal web browsing and email.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a security process in which the user provides two means of identification from separate categories of credentials; one is typically a physical token, such as a card, and the other is typically something memorized, such as a security code.
2FA adds that second level of protection. It is a technology that increases security by incorporating requirements beyond something you know (your password). Along with something you know, 2FA can also include something you have (a dynamic token or PIN), something you are (a particular biometric), or somewhere you are (your location at the time of authentication).
Securing your Gmail Account
The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) tells you what you need to know in this two minute video when securing your Gmail account with two-factor authentication.
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