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Do you enable 2-factor authentication on your accounts?

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Hello everyone!

Do you enable 2-factor authentication on your accounts? These past years, websites and organizations are encouraging people to enable 2-factor authentications on their accounts, especially on social media sites, to prevent other people from stealing your identity. This is also very important for your email and banking accounts because people can easily steal your all your cash if they know or somehow get a hold of your password and you don't have 2-factor authentication enabled.

What are your thoughts about 2-factor authentication? Do you use it on all of your online accounts?

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I'm currently enabling 2 Factor Authentication for some of my online accounts and some were just enabled by the banking app itself. I actually hate it tho. I don't know, maybe because it takes more time to log-in especially if you're using a phone and you have to switch to another window just to log in to your email, that's very tiring tho.

However, they are more secure and that's what I like about them. The idea of having 2 Factor Authentication is a great security feature especially for those who have a lot of online accounts because hackers are getting more and more stronger and better right now. 

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I have enabled some specially on my banking accounts. I didn't use it on my email accounts because i think its too much authentication and also could lead to mishandling of account specially if you have multiple accounts with different authentications.

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I'm very much in favor in 2-factor authentication because it avoids hacking your accounts though for some it's kind of tedious to do but seconds wouldn't take much of your time in exchange for securing your accounts. I hope all banking companies and payment portals will have this kind of process because they're the number one target of hackers.

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When you wish to have your account to fully secured against any kind of breach, then it's very important that you set up a two factor authentication because it will never allow any unauthorized access login to your account. 

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I used 2 factor authentication once in Facebook. Got rid of it when I found out I got hacked despite the security measure I took. I don't know how it was done, but the function to authenticate itself got disabled. It took me more than 6 months to regain access to my account. When I regained access I just found out that the setting has been broken and there had been traces of changes in my Facebook account. 

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It's kind of bothersome, but I guess better safe than sorry. At least I'm at ease knowing no one will be able to access my stuff unless they have my phone... hopefully. It's also a bit bothersome having to use apps specifically for authentication, though, a sms is much simpler.

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Hmmmm. Some. Not all my accounts have it. Because there was this one time that I lost my phone, it took so much time recovering the account. The ones that have are those accounts that are really important. 

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I use it if possible. I like the idea of 2FA because I'm obsessed with online security and I always turn on anything that's about security. 2FA can be annoying sometimes especially when receiving codes via SMS but it never bothered me that much, I mean I prefer that than just a password protection.

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This is a good way of really securing our accounts online and most times to totally kept away Intruders. I have it in place for my Facebook and Bitcoin wallets. I haven't had any problem with my account since it was enabled.

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