When it comes to money, you should do everything possible to ensure that your data is absolutely safe in a world of increasing internet fraud and digital crime. That is why we offer you to set up an additional factor for authentication (2FA) to secure your Plutus Account.
2FA means you need more than one piece of information to get you into the account. The first "factor" is your usual login and password for your Plutus Account, and the second one is a code retrieved from an external device such as a cell phone, or a program on your personal computer. If somebody does compromise your password, they will still not have the code, and therefore not be able to access your account.
We strongly recommend that you use 2FA to make sure only you can access your Plutus Account from new devices as it is an additional level of security that provides more effective protection.
How do I turn on 2FA?
- Log in here Hyperlink
- Navigate to 'Account Settings'
- Click the 'Security' tab
- Scroll down, if necessary, and click 'Enable Two Factor Authentication'
- Using the authenticator application you downloaded earlier, scan the QR code shown on the screen
Congratulations! You've just made your account safer and put a great tool between yourself and malicious cyber attacks.
Whilst 2FA is enabled each time you log in you will be prompted for an authentication code. Open up your authenticator app and your code will be displayed.
How can I reset my 2FA?
If you've lost access to the device you would typically use for your 2FA, please don't hesitate to get in touch with support on firstname.lastname@example.org