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How to Secure Linux Ubuntu With Two-Factor Authentication

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The ever present war between malevolent hackers and information security professionals wages on. According to a study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the projected rate of growth for jobs in information security is much higher than all other occupations. As innocent bystanders, there are a few measures we can undertake to discourage the bad guys.

Two-factor authentication (2FA) has been around for some time now. It requires that two methods of authentication be used in order to verify a user’s identity. This usually is comprised of the regular username and password, along with a verification code sent to your mobile device via text message. This means that even if your password was compromised (how to make your passwords stronger), the mischievous hacker will need access to your mobile device in order to get full access to your account.

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