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You can now secure your Amazon account with two-factor authentication

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A bit of extra security with two-factor authentication is never a bad thing when it comes to your online accounts, and it looks like you can now count Amazon as one of the latest companies to support the security measure. The company is now offering the option for users to turn on two-factor authentication, bringing an added layer of security for Amazon accounts.

According to ​Engadget​, Amazon says that support for the security measure was added a couple of weeks ago following a private beta. You'll need to enable two-factor authentication in "Advanced Security Settings" on your account. Once enabled, you can use something like Google's Authenticator app (opens in new tab) to generate a code that you enter in addition to your password when logging in.

Overall, it's great to see more companies adding support for two-factor authentication, and especially for a company as large as Amazon.

Source: Amazon (opens in new tab); Via: Engadget

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  • Not available in the UK.
  • Just going to say that I hopefully won't be long Posted via the Android Central App
  • I just turned it on :)
  • It does work in the UK.. but you have to set it up on the US site using your UK credentials.. Once setup though.. the UK site asks for the code to login.
  • Does it work with the Amazon underground version? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes it does. Just logged in the underground app and it asked for my code.
  • How about finger print authentication? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes! Come on Amazon give us fingerprint security like iPhone has! Posted via my Nexus 6P!
  • Two factor all the things. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • How did this take so long? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Done
  • Good stuff! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Does it work with Fire Stick/Fire TV?? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Authy for the win!!!!!
  • Amazon NEVER keeps me logged into any device that I use to buy things. Every time I want to track a package/order or buy something new or check my account, I have to log in, no matter how many times I've used that device before. Two factor authentication would get old very quickly.
  • Until you get ripped off when someone hacks your account.
  • Two words: trusted device.
  • And still my BANK only offers a username and a password...
  • No joke!
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