2-Factor Authentication (sometimes called 2FA) is a process that verifies a person is who they say they are by using two pieces of evidence, which might include personal information or other data, unique to them in some way.
These days, usernames and passwords can easily be compromised, so many online services including banks, social media, shopping services add additional layers of verification or a "second factor" to confirm a person's identity—like a PIN number on a cell phone, fingerprinting or facial recognition.
When more than two factors are used, it's called multi-factor authentication. And, YES, you should use it!
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There was a time when remembering a username and password for a few accounts was not an issue. These days an average person may have a few hundred accounts from online stores, social media accounts, work accounts, messaging apps, etc. Using the same password for all your accounts is easy and convenient but also dangerous, and could leave someone open to identity theft or online fraud.
A password manager helps you avoid this by allowing you to store more complex passwords (like G3ldk@#soek!!) that are unique to every account. What's more, it keeps these passwords hidden in a vault that only you can access. No more having to remember all the different passwords for all your accounts any longer. In addition, you keep your accounts secure.
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A password manager is an application that you can add to your favourite browser or download onto your phone that stores all the usernames and passwords of all your online accounts. A password manager allows the creation of more complex and lengthier passwords unque to each of your accounts without you requiring you to remember them all. What's more you only need to learn one password to access the application, and from there, let your password manager give you easy access to all your accounts.
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Data privacy and data security have been used interchangeably, however, they are different. Data privacy is about the governance of personal information. This is typically defined by privacy legislation and provides the laws to give consumers and individuals more rights when it comes to companies who collect, use and disclose the use of their personal information.
Data security specifies the rules and best practices that a company should follow to ensure the personal information they store and use within their systems are kept safe. Most of this requires technical safeguards to minimize the chances information is leaked or data is breached from the system.