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Multi-Factor Authentication

Staying safe online is something that all internet users, especially businesses need to be aware of. While the internet is filled with so many possibilities, there are threats that you need to be vigilant of, along with the many nefarious hacker types who are constantly on the lookout for ways to gain access to your own personal computer systems, networks and data.

It is not uncommon to see ‘Brute Force’ login attempts where hackers have set up hacking servers to try and gain access to your online accounts.

What is MFA?

One of the most effective ways to prevent these ‘Brute Force’ logins and stay secure online is to use Multi-Factor Authentication or MFA which is easy to implement.

MFA works by adding an extra layer of protection to your sign-in process when you log into websites, web applications, webmail or other online services.

Activating MFA

MFA adds another layer of security when you log into a service such as Microsoft Office 365 with your username and password.

The most common ways to confirm your identity with MFA are text, email or via an application on your smartphone.

MFA is an easy piece of security to enable on your end as a business and it provides you with a considerable increase in the level of security and control over your online services.

We recommend its adoption for your online apps and accounts where possible. These include Microsoft Office 365 , XERO or MYOB.

Ready to find out more?

If you have further questions about MFA and want help to enable this on your end as a business, please get in touch with our team at Ayone Computers.

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