5 December 2020

The Truth about 2FAIt’s everywhere these days: 2FA (two-factor authentication).

More and more, you must use something more than just a password to secure your online accounts.

Some sites, like PayPal, are apparently requiring 2FA for everyone.

So, what types of 2FA are there? Do you have to use a smartphone? Is there an alternative to SMS-based 2FA? And most importantly, is it that much safer?

Finally, I reveal the other reason why everyone is pushing 2FA so much – and it doesn’t have anything to do with your security or privacy!

Off we go:

Hardware Security Keys (affiliate links):

And don’t miss my earlier article:  Two-Factor Authentication without SMS or a smartphone

Stay safe!

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2 thoughts on “The Truth about 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication)

  • 12 December 2020 at 14:56

    Excellent Scottie..the last Windows 10 update installed a program called Meet Me..how do I get rid of that totally..I am not interested..it updated when I was not actually sitting at the screen..thanks so much..perhaps it could be a subject..

    • 12 December 2020 at 17:07

      Apparently, that button is a part of Skype. I made it go away be right-clicking the button (or maybe it was the taskbar??) and there’s an option to ‘Hide’ it.

      That’s just Microsoft trying to push Skype on people so they don’t use Zoom instead.


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