Protect Your Identity with Multi-Factor Authentication 

Hackers are everywhere, and they are out to get your Western account credentials. However, you now have a powerful means to protect your account when you sign up for Western’s multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA requires a user to provide a second “factor,” in addition to a password, to authenticate. An example of a familiar second factor are the codes sent as text messages to our cell phones. With MFA, if a cybercriminal steals your password, they still cannot use your account because they do not have the code sent to your cell phone. 

In addition to codes sent via text to our phones, there are several other second factor options, including an app we can install on our phones. Once installed, all we do is tap a notification that pops up on our phone. It’s that easy! Some users also use a small hardware device called a FIDO2 key. 

Learn more about MFA for Western Universal accounts, including easy steps to sign up today! 

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Monday, October 4, 2021 - 10:54am