Only half of respondents in S'pore Govt poll use 2-factor authentication for most online accounts

Cyber-security experts and the Government have long advised consumers and organisations to activate 2FA. ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
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SINGAPORE - Most people here, nearly eight in 10, used two-factor authentication (2FA) last year to secure their online banking accounts.

But for other online accounts - such as for messaging like WhatsApp and Telegram, shopping, personal e-mail and social media - a government poll showed that just half of them did so.

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