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Jorge's CyberSecurity Tips: Secure your Data with 2-Step Verification

September 2021: Secure your Data with 2-Step Verification

If you have a Mount Holyoke College Google account, you’re already familiar with 2-step verification (sometimes called 2FA, two-factor authentication, or multi-factor authentication), but did you know that you can enable it on your other online accounts?

LITS and the SANS’s OUCH! Security Awareness September Newsletter recommend enrolling in 2-step verification in as many places as possible to protect your data.

This security measure is usually not enabled by default, so we recommend that you check each of your important online accounts (banking accounts, email accounts, PayPal, etc) to see if 2-step verification is available. 

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