This week, Zoom reveals that the two-factor authentication feature will now be available to all users on the platform.
Monday, September 14th, 2020
To begin, as the headline reads, 2FA is now available for all users (paid and free) on the Zoom platform.
Due to COVID, hundreds of thousands of businesses closed their office doors, and are now working remotely.
In order to still be able to communicate face to face, virtually of course, many companies turned to Zoom in order to stay connected to one another.
Further, throughout quarantine and even now, the popularity overwhelmed the platform causing a plethora of technological and security issues.
Nonetheless, the company proved able to recover and improve on the practices that seemed to be an issue. Overall, that is what brings us to the topic today, two-factor authentication on the platform.
The Importance of Two-Factor Authentication
Continuing on, in times of working remotely, hackers are targeting companies and users more than ever. So, when Zoom announced that 2FA will now be available for all, many acted on enabling the feature.
If you need to review 2FA as a feature, several articles are linked throughout this post. CPG features articles on password strength and 2FA.
- Two-Factor Authentication – Proactive Security
- Creating a Strong Password
- Online Banking Security Tips
Moving forward, 2FA is a step in the right direction of enhancing the security of your Zoom or any other online account. Two-factor adds an extra layer of password strength to logging in and verification.
Two-Factor Authentication and Zoom
Further, if you are interested in setting up 2FA on your Zoom account, the platform offers a variety of methods and instructions.
To review the article and instruction directly from Zoom click here.
The article covers 2FA on:
- Enabling 2FA (admin)
- Resetting 2FA for a user
- Setting up 2FA (user)
- Signing in using 2FA (user)
- Signing in using a 2FA recovery code (user)
- Editing your 2FA setup (user)
Overall, enabling 2FA is a great step for the company. This may entice other users on various platforms to make the switch and secure their account. In uncertain times, physically and virtually, security is a must.
Whether you are a student, professional, novice computer user or other, securing your accounts and information should be a priority. Especially, in times such as these.
By Taylor Ritchey