FXOpen announces the introduction of a two-factor authentication via the free mobile app called ‘Google Authenticator’. Before, you could enjoy this option through the SMS-confirmation service. Now you are offered this app to ensure a secured access to your FXOpen account. This mechanism is particularly designed to provide an extra layer of security to your personal data and minimize the risk of having them stolen by someone else.
2-Factor Authentication (or 2-step verification) requires two types of credentials. Aside from your login and password, you will also be requested to enter a 6-digit code that will appear on a separate page when signing in to your FXOpen account. This code is generated by the system each time you try to log into My FXOpen.
The 2-step verification option with Google Authenticator is best-suited for Android, BlackBerry, iPad/iPhone or Windows Phone devices. This application is free to download and is considered a most secure soft method to determine and verify a person’s identity.
To turn on the 2-Factor Athentication, please check the detailed instructions in the FXOpen Knowledge Base.
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