You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both, and there you have…the state of cybersecurity today. The bad news? Unfortunately, security breaches and cyberattacks aren’t going away. But there’s good news, too: using a password manager is an excellent way to protect your digital footprint, and now there’s a way to take your security one step further—with 2-factor authentication (2FA).
You may have heard about 2FA or even turned it on in Google, Microsoft, or Amazon. 2FA is a type of multifactor authentication (MFA) that adds an additional layer of security to your online accounts beyond just a username and password. This authentication method goes a step further by requiring a unique token or push authentication to verify your identity when you log in to your account, and it’s becoming increasingly recommended for upping your security game.
|Q: “If you could fix one thing in the world in terms of cybersecurity that would make the world a better place, what would you fix?”|
A: “2FA, MFA, it’s ridiculous how many of these attacks come in because someone didn’t turn on MFA…time and time again if they would have just switched on 2FA, some of these attacks wouldn’t have been possible…the other thing is stop reusing passwords, but if I only get one, 2FA.”—Nicole Perlroth, Cybersecurity Journalist and Author, Lex Friedman Podcast, February 20, 2022
According to Verizon’s 2022 Data Breach Investigation Report, 82% of breaches involve a human element, like stolen credentials, phishing, and more. The report’s #1 recommendation to avoid becoming a target for these cyberthreats? Using 2-factor authentication. (Followed closely by #2: not reusing or sharing passwords and #3: using a password manager/generator.) 2FA elevates your security level and makes it harder for hackers to access your account.
Let’s face it—the best 2FA method in the world won’t help you if it’s super complicated and you’re not actually using it. That’s why Dashlane has worked to make our 2FA options headache-free and easy.
Here are a few ways to set up 2FA with Dashlane:
2FA for Dashlane is already in your Dashlane Password Manager app. This setting allows you to enable 2-factor authentication for your Dashlane account through a third-party authenticator app. You’ll be required to enter a 2FA token, usually a 6-digit code, each time you log in to your Dashlane account or authorize it on a new device.
2FA for Dashlane benefits:
Good to know: You need to have a time-based one-time password (TOTP) authenticator app installed on your mobile device to enable 2FA for your Dashlane account. We suggest you use Dashlane Authenticator, our latest standalone app. Read on to learn more about it.
Want to add additional protection to the accounts in your Dashlane vault? Then you’ll like the Authenticator tool—a built-in, revamped 2FA tool in the Dashlane Password Manager mobile app.
Authenticator tool benefits:
This standalone app pairs with Dashlane Password Manager, so you can quickly and easily set up and view your tokens. Plus, any tokens you set up within the Dashlane Authenticator app automatically get backed up in your Dashlane account.
Dashlane Authenticator benefits:
Here’s how to elevate your security while keeping all your passwords and 2FA tokens in one place and always in sync.
2FA is just one way Dashlane can protect you online. Learn more about what Dashlane has to offer here.