07 November 2023
Leading DNA testing and genealogy companies, 23andMe, Ancestry, and MyHeritage, have implemented two-factor authentication as a default security measure.
In an effort to enhance online security and protect user data, 23andMe, Ancestry, and MyHeritage have made two-factor authentication mandatory for all users. This new security measure adds an extra layer of protection to prevent unauthorized access to sensitive personal information.
Two-factor authentication requires users to provide two forms of identification to verify their identity. This typically involves entering a password and then confirming the login through a secondary method, such as a text message code or a fingerprint scan.
With the increasing popularity of DNA testing and genealogy services, the need for robust security measures has become paramount. These companies store vast amounts of personal data, including genetic information and family history, making them attractive targets for cybercriminals.
By implementing two-factor authentication as a default setting, 23andMe, Ancestry, and MyHeritage are taking proactive steps to safeguard user data. This additional layer of security significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access and helps ensure the privacy and confidentiality of user information.
Users can now have peace of mind knowing that their genetic data and family history are better protected from potential security breaches.
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