The purpose of password protection is to make sure that you are really you. Unfortunately, some password protection methods used today aren’t the most secure way to confirm that you are really who you say you are. More and more systems are falling victim to hackers, and many user passwords have been compromised. At this point, more than 500 million passwords have been captured by hackers and are considered insecure.
To add additional safety to our client-facing systems, Medicom is currently developing a secure 2-factor authentication method for portal logins. Instead of using SMS as a 2-factor option, we will be using Google Authenticator. This free app is easy to set up. Authenticator gives you a 6-digit, time-sensitive code to enter as a second login verification. The codes change every 30 seconds and only you will be able to see the associated code on your approved devices.
This new feature is set to be released by February this year.
The feature can be setup by any user to add another layer of protection to your portal. We will also provide a feature that enables you to require 2-factor authentication for all users with access to your portal.