Service Notice: Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)


Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) can reduce the risk of a compromised account by as much as 99.9%.

MFA is more secure because it focuses on things that are unique to you:

  • Something you know: A PIN, password, or security question
  • Something you have: Your phone
  • Something you are: Your fingerprint, your face, your eyes, or your voice

The more personalized your security measures, the harder it is for someone else to bypass them.

You may already have MFA on some of your accounts. Most social media sites and other applications offer the option to use MFA in their security settings.

Take a few moments to investigate your current applications. And, whenever a website, app or device allows you to enable MFA, click yes!

Learn more about MFA with this Canadian #GetCyberSafe video.

This notice has been promoted as part of our #TechTipTuesday series. 

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