56+ Websites Where You Should Enable 2 Factor Authentication Right Now

Recently Hold Security, a company that helps businesses stay secure online discovered a Blackmarket site selling 360million Emails and Passwords. The source of these credentials are unknown but that is a hell lot of sensitive information. And who knows, It might even contain your Email passwords.

You don’t necessarily need to be attacked directly in order to gain your user credentials, as have been proved by the recent Target data breach and several other high profile hacks. The data from these breaches end up being in the wrong hands and since most of you use the same username, password combo for nearly all your online accounts, the leak of one website details will have all your other profiles at risk.

To curb these types of attacks, popular websites make use of 2 Factor Authentication (or 2 Step Verification) methods. This is when you enter your password to login, Then the website sends you a unique code (unique every time) to your Mobile Phone. You have to enter that code into the website in order to login successfully.

Although it sounds cumbersome , the use of this feature alone will help save all your accounts even if your password has been leaked.

How 2 Factor Authentication Works

How 2 Step Authentication Works

The use of 2 factor authentication ensures that you are always a part of your login process and that no one else (unless they have access to your phone as well) can login to your accounts. Finding the websites which have 2 Factor Authentication enabled is pretty though because you need to have an account with them and dive into their security settings to see if they exist.

I have tried to minimize the task by collecting many websites that I know already use the technology and also have curated lists from many other sources (listed them at bottom). The tables below have sorted the website into categories with a link to their settings page, help article or the website itself. Please take time to enable 2 Factor Authentication on the sites that you have an account with.

Enable 2 Factor Authentication on these Sites

Social Media/Email/Top Sites

Website
URL
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=security
Twitter
https://twitter.com/settings/security
LinkedIn
https://www.linkedin.com/settings/security-v2
Google
http://accounts.google.com/SmsAuthConfig
Yahoo
https://edit.yahoo.com/commchannel/sec_chal_manage
Buffer
https://bufferapp.com/app/account/password
Hootsuite
https://help.hootsuite.com/entries/22527304-Managing-Google-Authenticator
Apple
https://appleid.apple.com/
Microsoft
https://account.live.com/Proofs/Manage
Amazon
http://aws.amazon.com/mfa/virtual_mfa_applications
Mailchimp
https://us2.admin.mailchimp.com/account/profile/
Twilio
https://www.twilio.com/user/account/settings

Domain Registrar

Website
URL
Name.com
https://www.name.com/services/namesafe/manage
Namecheap
https://www.namecheap.com/myaccount/TwoFA/TwoFAProfileManagement.aspx
Godaddy
http://mya.godaddy.com/default.aspx?prog_id=GoDaddy
IWantMyName
https://iwantmyname.com/dashboard/account/login |
Gandi.net
https://www.gandi.net/admin/account/change_password
Web Hosting

Website
URL
Linode
https://manager.linode.com/
WHMCS
https://www.whmcs.com/two-factor/
Cloudflare
https://www.cloudflare.com/my-account
Finance

Website
URL
Paypal
https://www.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_security-key
Blockchain
https://blockchain.info/wallet/sms-two-factor
Mt.Gox
https://www.mtgox.com/security
Social Security
https://secure.ssa.gov/RIL/HpsView.do#question4
USAA
https://www.usaa.com/inet/pages/security_take_steps_protect_logon
Bitpay
https://bitpay.com/merchant-login
Citibank
http://citibank.in/citi-nri/customer-service/faq/two-factor-authentication.htm
Bank Of America
https://secure.bankofamerica.com/adminenrollments/safepass/manageSafepass.go
ICICI Bank
http://www.icicibank.com/online-safe-banking/otp.html
HDFC Bank
https://netbanking.hdfcbank.com/netbanking/
Shopping

Website
URL
Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/your/account/securitySecurity/Password Management

Website
URL
LastPass
http://helpdesk.lastpass.com/security-options/google-authenticator/
Keeper
https://keepersecurity.com/vault/
Norton
https://login.norton.com/sso/embedded/trustedVerification
File Sharing/Syncing/Management

Website
URL
Dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/account/security
Evernote
https://www.evernote.com/secure/SecuritySettings.action
Box
https://app.box.com/settings
Basecamp
https://basecamp.com/help/guides/you/phone-verification
Github
https://github.com/settings/two_factor_authentication/intro
Zoho
https://accounts.zoho.com/
SpiderOak
https://spideroak.com/blog/20110620235134-2-factor-authentication-to-your-spideroak-account
Office 365
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn383636.aspx
Apps/Gaming

Website
URL
Steam
https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=4020-ALZM-5519
Battle.net
https://us.battle.net/support/en/article/battle-net-mobile-authenticator-faq
Guild Wars 2
https://en.support.guildwars2.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9238/~/guild-wars-2-two-factor-authentication
SWTOR
http://www.swtor.com/info/security-key
App.net
https://account.app.net/settings/security/
Content Management System

Website
URL
Wordpress
http://wordpress.org/plugins/google-authenticator/
Drupal
http://drupal.org/project/ga_login
Joomla
http://www.chandank.com/cms/joomla/joomla-3-2-upgrade-and-secure-with-two-factor-authentication
Wordpress.com
https://wordpress.com/settings/security/
Remote Administration

Website
URL
Logmein
https://accounts.logme.in/login.aspx
Teamviewer
https://login.teamviewer.com/
Operating Systems

Website
URL
Linux Server
http://www.howtogeek.com/121650/how-to-secure-ssh-with-google-authenticators-two-factor-authentication/
Ubuntu
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SSO/FAQs/2FA
Source : Wikipedia | MakeUseOf | LifeHacker | EvanHahn

I hope you have implemented the 2 Factor Authentication on all the sites that you own an account with. Please share this article with your friends and ask them to do the same. Sharing will not take more that 2 seconds. Just click on the Like, Tweet and +1 Buttons below.

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