When you’re logging in to Moorr, you’ll noticed that we implement a two-factor authentication process.
2FA, or Two-Factor Authentication, is a security process that requires users to provide two different authentication factors before gaining access to an account or system. These factors typically fall into one of three categories:
- Something you know: This is usually a password or a PIN that the user must enter.
- Something you have: This is a physical device or token, such as a smartphone, smart card, or security key, which the user possesses and uses to confirm their identity.
- Something you are: This is a biometric factor, such as a fingerprint, facial recognition, or iris scan, which is unique to the individual.
The main purpose of 2FA is to enhance security by adding an additional layer of authentication beyond just a password. Here are some reasons why 2FA is recommended:
- Improved Security: Passwords can be vulnerable to various attacks, including brute force attacks, phishing, and credential stuffing. 2FA significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access, even if someone manages to obtain your password.
- Mitigating Stolen Passwords: Even if a malicious actor gains access to your password, they would still need the second factor to log in. This makes it much harder for hackers to compromise your accounts.
- Protecting Sensitive Information: 2FA is particularly important for accounts containing sensitive information, such as email accounts, financial accounts, and social media profiles. It adds an extra layer of protection for your personal data.
- Peace of Mind: Knowing that your accounts are protected by 2FA can give you peace of mind, as it adds an extra barrier between your accounts and potential attackers.
- Easy Implementation: Many online services and platforms offer 2FA as a security feature, and it’s often relatively easy to set up. It provides a significant security boost for minimal inconvenience.
As part of our security measures at Moorr, we’ve made sure that 2FA is mandatory for all users.