Yesterday was World Password Day, a helpful annual reminder to update your passwords and make sure they’re all strong, complex, and unique.
But if you’d like to double up on your security and give your accounts some extra protection, you’ll definitely want to enable two-factor authentication.
Two-factor authentication, or simply 2FA, adds an additional layer of security to your account. Instead of just having to provide your username and password when logging in, you’d also be required to input a unique 6 digit code, a 2FA token.
What makes this code special though is that only you have access to it, as it is sent directly to your phone, either via SMS or through an authenticator app.
However, choosing to receive your 2FA tokens via SMS could potentially compromise your security, due to the fact that SMS messages can be intercepted by hackers through what is known as SIM swapping.
To ensure that your 2FA tokens remain private, you’ll want to receive them through a specialized authenticator app. Luckily, in addition to being a password manager, Myki can also function as a 2FA authenticator, capable of receiving your 2FA tokens and even autofilling them for you.
Each website has a different procedure for enabling 2FA, but it generally involves going to the "Settings" page and configuring it from there. This website contains a list of all services that support 2FA, with a link to their respective setup procedures.
In order to receive your 2FA tokens through Myki, select the authenticator app option when setting up 2FA on your service of choice, and in the Myki app, select the account you would like to add 2FA to. Select "Settings", followed by "Setup 2FA". Finally, tap on "2FA Secret", scan the QR code displayed on the website, and you’re good to go.