Happy new year, traders!
2018 is going to be a great year for Stronghold as we continue to improve and grow, and we aren’t wasting any time.
We are happy to announce that we now support Two-Factor Authentication for all trading accounts. Whether you’re trading Stellar lumens, bitcoin, ether, or Mobius tokens, you’ve got increased protection.
Rather than logging in with just a username and password, 2FA provides an extra layer of security for your assets. Even if your password falls into the wrong hands, your trading account will be nearly impossible to crack, thanks to a unique 6-digit code that only you will have.
Let’s walk through how to set up Two-Factor Authentication for your Stronghold account.
Setting Up Two-Factor Authentication
Download the Google Authenticator app to your mobile device.
Login to your Stronghold account. Click the ‘Security’ tab at the top of the page.
Click the ‘Two-Factor Authentication’ switch.
Open Google Authenticator and scan the QR code from your Stronghold account.
Next you will be given a recovery code. We recommend you store this in a password manager. If you choose to write down your recovery code, make sure to store it in a safe place. You will need this if you ever lose access to the Google Authenticator app and phone.
Enable Two-Factor Authentication by entering the 6 digit number from the Google Authenticator app.
Your ‘Two-Factor Authentication’ switch should now be green with a check mark. And that’s it! You are now covered by extra layer of security. From now on, each time you login to your Stronghold account, you will need the random 6 digits from the Google Authenticator app (unless you disable this feature.) We strongly recommend keeping two-factor authentication turned ON at all times.
Note: If you are experiencing issues with 2FA, please check your device’s time settings to make sure they are correct. The Google Authenticator app is time-based, even 1-minute difference will render the codes invalid.
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