Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online
Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

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Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

3.2 Other services supporting two-factor authentication

You may be surprised at the range of services and products that provide two-factor authentication. You’ll consider these in the next activity.

Activity 1 Two-factor authentication

Timing: Allow about 15 minutes

Consider the questions below and see what you can find out.

  • Does your bank or credit card company use two-factor authentication, either online or via telephone banking? If so, what form does it take?
  • What kind of two-factor authentication is used by shops that you use, either online or in the high street?
  • Can you find examples connected with your work, for example to access the company VPN or different areas of the building?

Write a short comment about the type of methods and devices you came across that offer two-factor authentication in the space below. Then discuss the questions with colleagues and add to your notes any other methods and devices you have learned about.

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Next, you will have an opportunity to review your learning in the end-of-week practice test.

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