- Published: Sunday, 14 October 2018 00:00
- Written by yohan
On October 10, 2018 two factor authentication will become available on HEATEVT.COM.
What is two factor authentication you ask?
"Two Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, two step verification or TFA (as an acronym), is an extra layer of security that is known as "multi factor authentication" that requires not only a password and username but also something that only, and only, that user has on them, i.e. a piece of information only they should know or have immediately to hand - such as a physical token.
Using a username and password together with a piece of information that only the user knows makes it harder for potential intruders to gain access and steal that person's personal data or identity." This definition is from this article, the author has all rights
This process has been used by the likes of google and yahoo since 2011 and is being brought to HEATEVT.COM for the same reasons.
Some common questions:
Do I have to use 2FA? No, if you do not change your account then your current username and password will be all that is required.
What 2FA are allowed? Currently we are allowing "YubiKey" and "Google Authenticator". Google Authenticator is free, and is an app that is attached to your google account. YubiKey is a usb device which you can order, and generates the code when activated. You can have multiple logins on one site with each login having a separate authentication code being generated.