Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) Is the Protection You Deserve

Get peace of mind and secure your financial data with two-factor authentication (2FA) for your FreshBooks account.

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In the age of rampant phishing, ransomware, and identity theft schemes, one thing is clear: You cannot put a price on safety. But sometimes, it’s hard to make it your top priority.

You shouldn’t have to balance your daily business tasks against your data safety. And now, you don’t.

FreshBooks has just announced a new update for all users: Two-factor authentication (2FA). The goal is to make protecting your accounts feel as simple as deadbolting your front door. Your username and password are a single lock, and over time, a professional could pick them. Adding 2FA throws an additional layer of protection to keep your business safe, even if your first line of defense is cracked.

With this extra layer of security, you’ll be able to safeguard your business without having to endure any big changes to your usual FreshBooks experience.

Over the next few months, you can expect to see this feature roll out across the platform, but you don’t need to do anything special to prepare: If your email information is up-to-date in your FreshBooks account, you’re all set.

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Check Out These 2 Big Benefits of 2FA

  1. Double your digital defense: Even the strongest passwords can be compromised. 2FA adds an extra-tricky layer of security behind your password, making it exponentially harder for anyone to hack into your account.
  2. Set it and forget it: Knowing your data is secure allows you to focus on what matters most—running your business. With your data security in good hands, you can use that time to think about literally anything else.

Secure Your Data Today, Grow Safely Tomorrow

As your business continues to grow and thrive, you’ll most likely start leaning into different features of FreshBooks to meet your changing needs. But getting the most out of any online tool involves handling even more sensitive information for both you and the people you work with.

2FA paves the way for these advancements, ensuring your data remains protected going forward, so you won’t be left scrambling for more security later. When it comes to security, it’s much better to prevent than to react. And who doesn’t just love it when a plan comes together?

Questions? Support Has Answers.

Over the coming months, 2FA will be slowly rolled out to all FreshBooks accounts. Once this is rolled out to your account, you will only need to log into your email associated with your FreshBooks account to access the 2FA code.

In the meantime, feel free to give yourself a refresher on how to update your login settings or how to log in normally if it’s been a while.

If you have any further questions or concerns, FreshBooks Support has your back.

You can’t put a price on safety—and now, you don’t have to.


Written by FreshBooks

Posted on April 25, 2024