Two-step verification is an additional method of securing accounts requiring that you not only know your password but also something you possess (your phone).
Basically, with this feature a random password will be generated and send to you as SMS or email. You need to enter the code from your phone or email to login to the system. It makes it more difficult for a hacker to sign in to your account, because hacker would not only have to know your login information, they should also get hold of your phone or email to access your account.
When you enable two-step verification, you will have to enter your phone number or email to receive verification code. Then, any time you sign in to your account from a new device, you will be asked to verify your identity by entering both your password and verification code.
Verify your identity in two ways
- Enter your username and password
- Enter a security code (code sent to your email, phone via text or voice call)
Two-step verification will help you to keep your personal information as secure as possible. It prevents anyone from accessing your account, even if they know your password.