Two Step Authentication

July 8, 2013

Other, WordPress Questions

SecurityWordPress has announced implementation of the two step authentication process for logging in. It provides greater security for blogs by preventing remote log-ins and hijacking by hackers. This is becoming a greater problem and bloggers can lose everything when someone has hacked their blog, changed the password, and messed with its content.

For those who use Google Mail, the concept is very similar. An authentication code is sent to your cell phone when you log-in and you must use it to log-in. Yes, it’s more rigmarole for logging in, but well worth the extra security.

When you set this up, you also receive ten security codes to use in lieu of receiving a code on your cell phone.  If for some reason you don’t have a cell phone (or can’t get a signal on it), you can use these codes.  More can be generated as needed.

I highly recommend setting this up on both WordPress and all of the E-mail accounts that you use.  Hijacking of blogs and personal information is big business and anything you can do to protect yourself is well worth the effort.

For information on this, click here.

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3 Comments on “Two Step Authentication”

  1. pattisj Says:

    Thanks, I finally got around to doing this.

    • dogear6 Says:

      I’m glad you did. There’s too much garbage going on to not take the precaution. It’s a bit more of a hassle, but it strengthens your security by a lot.


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    […] Over at my other blog, A Daily Life, is an article on the new two-step process for signing into WordPress.  It is a security enhancement designed to prevent unauthorized hacking of blogs and the subsequent destruction of your hard work.  Check it out here. […]

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