What Are the Benefits of Using Two-Factor Authentication?

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If you already follow recommended password security measures, two-factor authentication (2FA) can take your diligence a step further and make it even more difficult for cybercriminals to breach your accounts. The first verification layer requires your username or email address and password to log in to your accounts. The second layer of authentication works as an extra verification step that confirms it’s you and not a hacker using your stolen identity to sign in to your account.

Unfortunately, many casual computer users don’t like the hassle of completing a second step to log in to their accounts, but they are leaving their sensitive information more vulnerable to hackers by skipping this extra layer of security. Let’s take a look at some of the most important benefits of using two-factor authentication.