What is MFA and why you need to enable it now KOMO / Ticor Consumer Tip

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When someone calls you on the phone, it’s not always easy to tell if they’re a con artist pretending to be with a government agency, your bank or credit card company.

If you reuse the same password on a lot of accounts – as so many people do – you’re putting all of those accounts at risk, if just one of them is compromised. You should have a strong and unique password for each of your accounts. You can use a password manager to remember them for you.

At the very least, it’s imperative that you have a secure and unique password for your key accounts: email, bank, credit card, financial and social media accounts. Then set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) whenever possible.

MFA can help to protect your accounts.

MFA requires you to enter a code – sent to you by phone or email – as well as the password, to verify it’s really you. Yes, this slows you down a few seconds, but it can stop a fraudster. It can also save you from the hassles of having to deal with a compromised account.


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