A two-factor user authentication (2FA) while logging in is a standard implemented by the biggest IT companies. The solution redoubles the level of security thanks to an additional layer of data protection. Owing to this, a cybercriminal who may somehow catch a login and password, cannot take control over the user account.
We come across a two-factor authentication (2FA) every day. In fact, most of us log in to their bank using this method. You need to login with a username and password, and additional you must enter a code received to your mobile. You can see identical solutions in social media portals, such as Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter.
What Is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)
The standard method towards logging – it’s your own password and login. But it has some flaws. Hackers keep reaching up with alternative methods to steal our data. They use, among others, malicious software or scripts generating thousands of combinations of passwords. Sometimes we make it easier for them by creating basic passwords, which are very easy to break down – we often use the same password on many platforms.
A login and password is an example of what you know, i.e. what you remind – have in your mind. If we add to this thing you have, e.g. a mobile device or e-mail, we will get a two-factor authentication (2FA).
One-Factor Authentication: login, password, PIN.
Two-Factor Authentication: code sent to your mobile or e-mail.
2FA on Trans.eu Platform
We add the implemented solution to ensure the security of the Platform users since the beginning of this month. We cannot allow for any fraud applied to data theft.
It’s one milestone of the #safeTRANSactions program, with which we work globally on strengthening the security to our customers.
How does a 2FA work on the Trans.eu Platform?
1. Log in to the Trans.eu Platform using your login and password.
2. An activation code will be sent to your e-mail address.
3. Enter the received code
4. Mark the checkbox if you want your device to be added as trusted.
Note! If you want to log in from another computer or browser, the verification process will be restarted.
Notifications about logging in from a new device
Also, we implemented the functionality of notifying users about logging in from a new device on the platform.
The user who logs in for the first time from a new device receives an e-mail notification about logging in with information from which IP the login was made. A new device is also understood as a browser, i.e. logging in from a different browser on the same computer or in incognito mode will also send a notification.