Why Do I Need To Use a two-factor authentication?

The age of automated authentication (FIDO2 specification) through biometric scanning is here, by the way passwords are still the main way we log in to our various accounts. That’s why two-factor authentication is an important step to guard your online data and services.

What is two-factor authentication?
Two-factor, or multi-factor, authentication is an additional login code for an account a second line of defense to your sensitive info.

The basic idea is that a single password for your important accounts simply isn’t enough. Two-factor authentication tries to address this need by requiring a secondary code called a one-time password (OTP) generated by a smartphone app before you can gain access to your account. That way even if a hacker has your password they’ll still need to crack a secondary code, which makes getting in that much harder.

Digital Pegasus supports the standard OTP 2FA approach will work with all websites and any enterprise solution. Some scenarios where two-factor authentication is supported:

  • Authentication tool via Mobile Phone eg. Button
  • Secret PIN code to offers additional security
  • Biometrical Data authentication, e.g. fingerprint