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Feature Spotlight: DuoSecurity Two-Factor Authentication

By Lia / December 15th, 2017

Passwords are everywhere - we use it to manage our money, our business, even our social life. But passwords are increasingly easy to compromise. They can often be guessed or leaked, they don't get changed often, and despite good practice advice, many of us still use the same password for multiple accounts.

Passwords alone can't prevent an account takeover, all it takes is a phishing email or a database breach and your account is compromised.

What is Two-Factor Authentication?

By combining another factor - something you have - you can add another layer of security by preventing attackers from remotely accessing your networks, servers and on-premises and cloud applications protected only with a password.

Duo works by adding a second identity verification, by requiring two factors: First, your password (the thing you know) then something unique (that you have) like your phone.

After logging into your account the Duo app prompts you to enter a unique code at sign in, since both are required to log in, even if an attacker has your passwords they can't access your account.

Aside from security, Duo's intuitive usability and ease of use makes it the top choice app for dual authentication.

Enable DuoSecurity within your WHMCS today, it's free for up to 10 users making it the perfect solution for securing your WHMCS admin area from attackers.

Read more about DuoSecurity and configuring it with your WHMCS installation in our documentation.

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