Multi-factor Authentication is definitely the latest cyber security method used my most online apps and services. Unfortunately not all services offer this capability yet. We have therefore come up with a handy list of apps and other internet accounts that allow multi-factor authentication and are compatible with SAASPASS software.
Social Media Apps
Studies from 2017 have shown that the average adult spends over two hours a day on social media. Due to all this time we spend and all the information we share on these platforms, it has become paramount that they all have the most innovative cyber security available. If a social media platform does not have multi-factor authentication capabilities, you should not be on it.
Thankfully the most popular social media platforms have multi-factor authentication available. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Wordpress are a few big social media and blogging platforms that can be supported by SAASPASS.
To link your social media account to SAASPASS you need to go to your account security settings and set up multi-factor authentication. In Facebook your looking for an option called “Code Generator”. In Twitter you have to select “Mobile Security App”. Take a picture of the QR codes through the SAASPASS app and then enter the 30 second 6-digit code generated by the authenticator.
This might take an extra step to set-up but the result is worth it. This method of authenticating your login is much more secure than text-based generated codes and the risk of being hacked is minimised 10 fold.
Web Browser Apps
These days we all instinctively turn to search engines to answer our questions like “how to make paper origami?” or “who was that actress in that TV show?”. Our search history is recorded and stored for years, and can reveal an alarming amount about our personal lives. Whether you use Chrome, Firefox or Safari for your googling, it’s more important than ever to keep your browsers secure and protected by the latest online security.
To enable multi-factor authentication you must download and install the free browser extension from SAASPASS. It’s as simple and easy as that. The extensions allow for autofill and auto-login for websites that support SAASPASS, a much more secure way than checking the “always keep me logged in” or “remember this password”.
A important factor to note, Window Explorer does not support the SAASPASS extension. As the default Windows web browser, Windows Explorer is riddled with bugs, slow speed and security holes. In fact there’s a dozen or so reasons why Windows Explorer is flawed. YMtech does not suggest you use the web browser as your main browser and that you install any of the leading and most recognised web browsers out today.
Checking and replying to emails are a daily and often hourly reality of our busy work routine and schedules. It’s also become very common for many of us to have multiple email accounts, for some of us even more than 5 different email accounts. That’s why it’s more important than ever to make sure your email accounts are protected with secure protocols. SAASPASS enables you to store all your emails and passwords in an organised and detailed way, and securely manage your accounts.
Many email platforms, like gmail and outlook, come with multi-factor authentication and we would recommend choosing a service that allows for this security. Setting up a multi-factor security process is similar to any other service and can be found in the security settings tab.
Working with SAASPASS
SAASPASS enables your mobile phone to be the backup key to your main computer, and the apps you regularly use. The security it brings adds another level of privacy and safety to your work and life on the internet, and staying organised is the best defense against a cyber security breach of any kind.
If you get locked out of any of your accounts or devices, the key is to stay calm, double check the data stored in your SAASPASS password manager, and activate your recovery account if need be. This recovery account could be another email account or mobile phone linked to your account. With these precautions in place, you’ll be able to do all your internet work safely and securely with peace of mind.