Social Security’s new “multi-factor authentication” protects your account.
The multi-factor authentication (MFA) method didn’t sit well with a lot of folks using online access to their Social Security account. That’s because it initially required that a code be sent via text message to the user’s cell phone, which would then become part of the log in process to access a Social Security account. Though the mandatory use of MFA has been at least temporarily scrapped, if you do use a cell phone with texting ability Social Security strongly urges you to use MFA because it gives you an extra level of security against identity theft. This article by SSA’s Brian Hewitt appeared in the Terre Haut Tribune Star and discusses the importance of using this new security feature when accessing your my Social Security account. Click here to read more.