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What are 2FA and Google Authenticator?

Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) is a crucial component of web security as it provides an additional layer of protection against the risks associated with compromised passwords. In the event that a password is hacked, guessed, or obtained through phishing, 2FA acts as a safeguard by requiring the intruder to provide a second factor for account access.


Google Authenticator is one such example of a second factor, which serves as an additional security measure to verify your account's authenticity and ensure a higher level of protection.