What is two-factor authentication in the first place? As many of you know when you log into your WordPress website, you’re first line of defense, of course, your user name and password. But passwords are notoriously insecure and many users choose weak passwords which can be easily guessed or cracked. Phishing attacks trick people daily into revealing their passwords, and users on unsecured networks (e.g. at Internet cafe) can have their passwords sniffed. Malicious viruses and spyware can capture passwords and send them over the network to hackers.
Clearly passwords are not enough for protecting your important login!
Introducing Duo Security Two-Factor Authentication.
Duo Security Two-Factor Authentication allows you to setup your WordPress website that leverages your smart phone as a second factor to login. Don’t have a smart phone? No worries. Duo Security works with all phone types, from landlines to smartphone platforms. In the simplest case, users just answer a phone call and press a button to authenticate.
How It Works
When you type in your WordPress login credentials, you are directed to Duo Security’s Two-Authentication page where, Duo Security will either send you a text, ask for login permission or type in a code to continue your login.
The Duo Security is fairly easy to setup however if you are not familiar with setting up security measures it can be a little challenging. Here’s a link for a step by step instruction on how to setup Duo Security for WordPress.
Duo Security has a pricing plan that can fit anyone’s budget. The personal is free and can support up to ten users, have unlimited integration and supports all authentication methods. This is a great plan to start when its just you or a small team and you want better login security.