With all of the minimum-security requirements on passwords these days (like lowercase and capital letters, special characters, numbers, etc.), one would think that passwords are very safe. However, with the right skillset and technology, even rookie hackers can sometimes crack these codes. Enter: Two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is an extra layer of security that uses a second factor to identify your identity, such as a key phrase, a specific image or sound, and more. Using more than one factor will prevent others from logging into your devices or accounts, even if they do know your password.
Two-factor authentication takes just a few more seconds of your time but gives you and your data an additional level of security. Just this once, it helps to be extra.