Two-factor authentication is a ‘must-have’ security measure for all financial services in the 21st-century. Please do not neglect the security of your funds.
Two-factor authentication (2FA) has quickly become a new security standard on the Internet (including the cryptocurrency services). Previously, users had to rely solely on their passwords to ensure account security. But unfortunately, over time it became clear that any password can be hacked, stolen, or sorted out.
Therefore, it becomes incredibly important to increase the level of account security and make the hacking process for hackers more complicated while using services where you keep money or personal data.
While using the 2FA you confirm that you are the owner of an account the other way in addition to the main password.
While authorizing on EXMO, after entering the registration email and password, the system will request the verification code sent to you in SMS, via push notification in the EXMO app or Google Authenticator.
Authentication via SMS is the most common method to secure your account additionally.
Using 2FA methods without any third parties (even mobile operators) is more preferable. Just install the authentication application on your mobile phone and you’ll be the only person to use it.
By choosing the mobile app as the main 2FA method, you will receive a verification code as a push notification, without having to wait to receive an SMS or wasting time using Google Authenticator.
In addition, you will be able to track all account login activities in the “Notifications” tab. You can access it from the main screen by tapping on the icon in the upper right corner.
The authentication apps for smartphones are the best choice for most users. They work via code that changes every 30 seconds. Google Authenticator is the most popular application of this type.
After authorization in your personal account, hover over your login, which is located at the top of the screen and select the “Settings” from the drop-down list.
Go to the “Protection” section in Settings and select one of the proposed authentication methods.
Using the EXMO mobile app to receive a verification code as a push notification.
Using the SMS authentication – you need to enter both code (which comes via SMS to your phone number) and your password;
Using the Google Authenticator – you need to enter a password, as well as a special code – 6 randomly generated numbers (TOTP) in the app on your device.