Secure your account with Multi-Factor Authentication

Security is important… period! We recently rolled out multi-factor authentication on our web and mobile apps.  We encourage all users to enable multi-factor authentication to add additional security to your Project Broadcast account.

Security is important… period!

But, what is multi-factor authentication anyway?  Well, I’m glad you asked!  Multi-factor authentication is fancy lingo to explain that to access a site you will be required to have access to more than just a password.  When only a username and password are required to access a site, it means you only have one layer of protection for your account (your password).  Unfortunately, according to multiple sources, over two thirds of online users use the same password on multiple websites.  Also, almost 50% of people who experience a breach do not change their passwords on other websites!  Enter MFA (multi-factor authentication)!  With MFA you are required to authenticate via a secondary protocol such as receiving a text message on a phone number you have configured on your account.  This additional protection means that if someone tries to login with your username/password they will then be presented with another roadblock and have to complete the secondary stage of login.  This additional layer of protection helps in the event a hacker either guesses your username/password combo or obtains it via some data breach of a 3rd party site online.

Multi-factor authentication is fancy lingo to explain that to access a site you will be required to have access to more than just a password.

Project Broadcast’s MFA feature also allows you to add multiple phone numbers to your MFA settings which allows you to grant access to additional people.  Let’s say you have a virtual assistant that logs directly into your PB account using either your credentials or using our assistant password feature.  They would then be presented with the MFA screen but you don’t want them calling you every time they need the code that was texted to your phone number right!?  To prevent that, navigate to the more tab (three stacked bars) in Project Broadcast and access the Multi Factor Authentication feature.  Here you can add additional phone numbers that can receive a login code once they have authenticated with a good username/password combo.  Now, your assistant can login and complete the MFA process using the code sent to their phone number.

Also, almost 50% of people who experience a breach do not change their passwords on other websites!

Yes, MFA can sometimes seem like a hurdle but that small jump you have to make each time you login to PB via a new device, browser, etc is well worth the additional security you get by having MFA enabled! Here is a quick video on how to set it up in your Project Broadcast.

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