Considering the present-day realities and the all-embracing digitalization of services, top security measures are of utmost importance to secure your personal data and digital assets altogether. Two-factor authentication (2FA), also known as two-step verification or dual authentication, is a must to secure your Switchere account data and prevent any unsanctioned account manipulation.
This brief article will reveal the key points of 2FA and how to enable 2FA in your Switchere user account.
What Is 2FA?
Fundamentally, 2FA is an additional layer of security measures meant to strengthen the protection and maintain full control of a user account. The role of 2FA can hardly be overestimated due to the fact that this nifty feature can neutralize serious risks related to compromised passwords and account hacking.
Major Principle Explained
The process of logging into your Switchere user account is straightforward: you enter your username and password for authentication at Switchere.com. And this is merely one security factor. Connectively, 2FA requires a separate technical device (a smartphone, as a rule) and mobile application to scan a QR code or generate a numeric sequence to log in to your Switchere user account. And this is the second security factor that facilitates added protection and digital security.
How to Enable 2FA for Your Account at Switchere?
1. First and foremost, it is necessary to download, install, and configure a mobile application, such as Google Authenticator or Authy, to your smartphone in order to enable and use 2FA at Switchere. Depending on the operating system of your device, please visit Google Play for Android or the App Store for iOS-powered gadgets and download one of the preferred mobile apps (if you have not done it yet) — the Google Authenticator or Authy.
Note: The following instruction demonstrates the use of 2FA via the Google Authenticator on an Android-powered smartphone.
2. Once you have downloaded the Google Authenticator, you can add your Switchere user account and use the app validation.
3. Log into your user account at Switchere.com and navigate to Settings > Security > Two-factor authentication > Enable.
4. You will see a screen with detailed information. A QR code and 16-digit key will be shown on the page. Scanning the QR code from the monitor of your PC/laptop will help you set up your account in the Google Authenticator via your smartphone instead of entering the 16-digit key.
5. Launch your Google Authenticator, set up your account, and click the symbol <<+>> on the bottom right-hand side to scan the QR code, or you can manually enter your Switchere user account name (your email address) and the 16-digit key in the required fields. Make sure to set the type of the key as “Time-based.” Write down or print out your recovery codes. Please keep your recovery codes in a safe place. These codes will help you restore access to your Switchere user account if your phone is lost/stolen/broken.
6. In your Google Authenticator app, you will see a 6-digit code for authentication at Switchere. Enter the code into your user account during the authentication (when logging) at Switchere. Enable 2FA when ready.
7. To disable 2FA, log into your Switchere user account, go to Settings > Security > Two factor authentication > Disable. You can enable and disable 2FA anytime you want, but you must always keep your recovery codes in a safe place.
Robust security is a must, and 2FA is a necessity to secure your sensitive data. Enabled 2FA will help you protect your account from hacking, phishing, and other forms of cybercrimes. The more you know, the more you stay in control of the current situation. If you have not enabled 2FA in your Switchere account, please take care of it in advance.
This is it! This brief and detailed guide will help you secure your account at Switchere. Stay tuned for more new tutorials!