2-Step Verification at Walmartone?
Have you heard about Walmartone’s new 2-Step Verification system? It was recently launched in an effort to protect shoppers and Walmartone users against phishing scams and identity theft, which are the cause of roughly $30 billion worth of losses in online shopping each year. To protect yourself against identity theft, be sure to read this Walmartone guide on how to set up 2-Step Verification so that hackers can’t steal your private information. To learn more about 2-Step Verification at Walmartone, including how it works and when you’ll need it, check out this article.
What is 2-Step Verification
Setting up 2-step verification on your account provides an extra layer of security when you log in. You’ll need to enter a passcode, which will be sent to your phone, every time you sign in to make sure it’s really you. Note: This feature is only available for members with Internet access. If you try to use 2-step verification without Internet access (such as if your computer or device doesn’t work), you won’t be able to get into your account.
What Is Two-Factor Authentication
Two-factor authentication, often abbreviated to 2FA, is an extra layer of security for online accounts. Rather than just your password, 2FA uses a combination of two different methods to ensure that it’s you trying to log in. For example, an email code sent to your inbox or a physical token generator like Google Authenticator app. The idea is that even if someone has your password they’ll still need access to your phone or hardware token to get into your account. According to Google’s 2017 security report , only 30% of users take advantage of 2FA—and that means 70% are potentially vulnerable.
Why Use Two-Factor Authentication?
Two-factor authentication is one of those tools you can’t afford to ignore. It’s quick and easy to set up, but it comes with a world of benefits. For starters, two-factor authentication requires something you know (your password) plus something you have (e.g., your cell phone). That something else gives you an extra layer of security that can protect your account from hackers, even if your password is compromised. Another benefit to two-factor authentication is that many users report feeling more secure using it—once they get used to it.
How Does It Work
Wmlink/2step is a new and improved security option for Walmarts. It uses two unique codes generated by your phone to create a strong second layer of security against hackers and thieves. Even if they manage to get hold of your password, they won’t be able to access your account without that code—and even then, they’ll only have 48 hours to complete their transaction before it expires. It’s an easy way to protect yourself while shopping online and it’s fast and simple: Download any authenticator app on your phone—many can automatically sync with Wmlink/2step without you doing anything extra—then enter in your username and password when you sign in.
What Devices Are Compatible
You can use 2-step verification on just about any computer or mobile device that has a web browser. This means you don’t have to have an iPhone or Android phone to set up 2-step verification. And, even if you do own one of these phones, it’s important to remember that not all apps are compatible with 2-step verification—so if your app is super important to you, be sure to check first. When choosing devices for authentication, look for something that won’t lock you out.