Logins and passwords are normal practice to let a valid user identify themselves.
But there are times where this is not a strong enough security and two-factor security adds another layer, thereby making it much more difficult for anyone else to access your account.
Two factor security means that in addition to the password, another security code of some form is needed. In the case of PayPal, that second code is a pin number sent to your mobile phone.
For anyone to access your PayPal account they would need both your password and your mobile phone.
Two factor security is available on many online services and banks e.g. Facebook. Google, Apple etc. We’re using PayPal as an example.
How to Setup 2 Factor Security in PayPal
PayPal call this Security Key.
- Log into your PayPal account.
- If your mobile phone number has already been verified by PayPal then that step is complete, otherwise you will need to key in your mobile number and verify it for PayPal. This is done through the Account page off the Profile and Settings menu
- To activate PayPal Security Key go to Profile – Profile and Settings – Account Settings – Security and you can start the process.
Once completed, you will always need that phone when you want to access PayPal but you will be more secure.
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