Two-Factor Authentication for increased security
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a specific type of multi-factor authentication (MFA), which provides an improved level of security. These factors include details you already know, such as your username and password, plus something you physically control, like a smartphone app so you can approve authentication requests.
Most Internet Banking software already uses two-factor authentication to approve transfer requests and other actions that require increased assurance that they are being requested by the account owner.
Enabling two-factor authentication gives you peace of mind knowing your services and accounts can only be accessed by you, and protects against brute-force attacks against your password, social engineering attacks and phishing attacks.
Serversaurus recommends using Password Manager software like LastPass or 1Password so you can have long, complex and secure passwords that can’t be guessed. Two-Factor Authentication augments this security.
Before you start, you should download a Two-Factor Authentication App like Google Authenticator to your smart device (phone or tablet). Free downloads are available in the App store for your device: iOS App Store, Google Play.
Two-Factor Authentication can be enabled on the following Serversaurus services:
- Your Client Portal account.
Log in, go the the “Hello, you!” menu, choose “Security Settings” and follow the prompts.
- Your cPanel account.
Log in to cPanel, type “two” into the Find box and then select Two-Factor Authentication and follow the prompts.
- SSH accounts on dedicated servers. Contact us by submitting a support request to firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.