What is two-factor authentication?

Two-factor authentication (2FA) helps to protect your account from theft, even if an attacker has obtained your password. With this additional layer of security, you’ll be required to enter a unique verification code either from a mobile authenticator application or from a text or voice message when you log into your account. While no safeguard can guarantee 100% against a data or security breach, 2FA makes it significantly more difficult for malicious hackers to access your account.

We’ll text you a code via SMS or you can request a code via a phone call. If you’d like to set up with a mobile authenticator application, simply head to Settings once you’re in and follow the instructions listed below in the “How can I set up an authenticator app on my mobile device?” section.

Once two-factor authentication is set up, we’ll remember which trusted device you used for two years, so that you don’t have to keep entering codes every time you sign in on the same device.