Probably you heard about two factor authentications or sometimes known as 2FA. This is becoming a vital thing in cyber security. Single factor authentication is not only enough (single factor authentication in a simple explanation is just a security login authentication that only require username and a password.
As its becoming an important thing in cyber world, user name and a password is not only enough, sometimes it’s becoming easy for unauthorized user to bypass the step. So the main task of 2FA is to strength the security.
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1. Does not only require only username and password but also important info that can help in the identification process.
When you look up on different websites when it comes to handling personal information or during the sign up process its where its highly implemented. Especially social media sites.
In social site like Instagram has implemented two factor authentications after many users complained about losing their account because of hackers. Even though Instagram didn’t promote much about 2FA but a user can set up on his/her own.
The most common 2FA on IG is through sms verification. So whenever a user wants to login he/she has to enter the 6 digit code sent on a user mobile number. After the primary verification is correct which is “username” and “password”
Other social media sites such as Facebook, twitter and etc
“As many as 75% of breaches go undiscovered for weeks or month”
COMMON TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION METHODS
This is very common method in a lot of social networking sites and email services. But in E-mail services it’s highly implemented during the sign up process and during password reset process. now it has become a very easy 2Fa method as it is fast and easy
A user can receive a code via an auto-generated phone call that he/she will be prompted to type the code.