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What Is 2FA?

The ICT Services team is committed to safeguarding your online experience, and to that end, we urge you to activate Google Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on your Strathmore Gmail account. 

2FA, also known as two-step verification or dual-factor authentication, is a security procedure where users must present two distinct forms of verification to confirm their identity.

The purpose of implementing 2FA is to enhance the security of both a user’s login details and the digital resources they can access. Two-factor authentication offers a higher level of security compared to single-factor authentication (SFA), where users typically only provide one element, usually a password or passcode. In 2FA, users must supply a password as the first element and a separate second factor, typically either a security token or a biometric factor like a fingerprint or facial scan.

The inclusion of two-factor authentication introduces an extra layer of protection to the authentication process, making it more challenging for unauthorized individuals to gain access to a person’s devices or online accounts. Even if a hacker manages to obtain the user’s password, it is insufficient to pass the authentication check on its own.

Steps for setting up Google 2FA




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