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Two-step authentication (2FA)

Last update: 30.06.2020

Two-step authentication (2FA) is an additional way to protect your account from cybercriminals.

If 2FA is enabled, users who log in to their account from a new device go through another verification step after entering their password. To put it simply, to get into your account, you need to confirm the fact that you are you twice.

One of the advantages of this method is that the system always warns the account owner about a hacking attempt. A message is sent to your phone or email asking if it's actually the owner trying to log in.

Main 2FA methods:

  • notification from Google;
  • electronic key (token);
  • SMS or phone call;
  • backup code;
  • apps that generate random codes;
  • backup phone number.

There is even a biometric way to identify the user: scan fingerprint, verify identity using eyes scan, or even a heartbeat pattern. There are also quite exotic ones: electromagnetic tattoos similar to radio chips can be used for an additional authentication step.

How to activate two-step authentication in your Ezzy profile?

First of all, you need to go through the KYC identity verification procedure, you can read about it here.

In the Security tab of your profile, you will find the two-step authentication section.

To activate, install the app for generating random codes on your phone. For example, Google Authenticator, Authy. In such applications, one-time passwords are generated using cryptographic algorithms based on the primary key (usually QR code), which are usually only active for 30 seconds.

Configure the app for your Ezzy account: scan the QR code in the app on your phone or enter the secret key from the 2FA activation screen in Ezzy.

Each time you log in, the system will request a random one-time code from the app. To confirm your login, you just need to enter the code from the phone screen in the special field.

2FA can be deactivated by confirming the action by entering your account password.

If you have any problems or questions, you can always e-mail our support: support@mediacube.network.

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