How to use SMS two-factor authentication “the right way”

Via genius Sami Laine:

Here’s what you should do:

  • Secure your high-value accounts with strong authentication. These include crypto wallets, key financial sites and email– and if you’re an influencer—Twitter, Instagram and the like. For these, if SMS is the only option, turn it off and use a strong password with a password manager instead.
  • For new accounts, always check for stronger two-factor alternatives before deciding if you should use SMS.
  • Use a password manager to create strong, unique passwords and to autofill them to protect against phishing attacks.
  • Finally, make sure to set up a security code on your cellular account today to reduce the risk of losing your account to SIM swap attacks.

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