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Enabling Two-Factor Authentication

Two-step verification is an extra layer of protection which provides strong security for your Total Password account and makes it harder for any attackers to gain access by requiring a second step of authentication when you sign in. In addition to your password you’ll also need a code generated by one of the listed applications on your other device.

Smartphone Verification

We highly recommend turning on Two Factor Authentication (or 2FA) for your passwords stored inside Total Password. From that moment on you will need to have your smartphone to log in – which means no one else can access your passwords just by guessing or brute-forcing your Master Password.


What is Two-Factor Authentication?

Imagine your online account is a house. The first key to your house is your password. But what if someone sneaky gets hold of that key? That’s where two-factor verification (2FV) comes in. It adds an extra lock, so even if someone has your password, they still can't get in without another piece of information.


How Does it Work?

Two-factor verification means that after you enter your password, you’ll be asked for a second piece of information. This could be:

  • A code sent to your phone via text or an app
  • A fingerprint scan
  • A face scan
  • So, it’s like having two locks on your door—your password is the first lock, and the second lock is the code or biometric scan.


    Why is it so Important?

    Think of it as an extra layer of protection. If someone somehow gets your password (maybe through hacking or guessing), they still can’t access your account without that second step. It’s like having a backup security system that keeps the bad guys out.


    Quick Benefits:

  • Enhanced Security: Makes it much harder for unauthorized people to access your accounts.
  • Peace of Mind: You can feel more secure knowing your personal information is better protected.
  • Easy to Use: It might sound complicated, but it’s usually as simple as getting a text message or scanning your fingerprint.

  • Two-factor verification is like having two keys to your online accounts. Even if someone gets hold of one, they need the second key to get in. It’s an easy and effective way to keep your accounts safe and secure.

    So, why not give it a try and lock down your digital life a bit more securely? Your future self will thank you!