Better safe than sorry

At a time when the news is full of online security threats, from small-scale internet fraud to global vulnerabilities like 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre', it is important to remember that each one of us is the first barrier to those threats. In other words, if you lock your car, there's less chance it will get stolen.

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We have created a second lock (or an immobilizer to stick with the car metaphor) for your Humanitarian ID account. It is called ‘Two-Step Verification’ and helps to protect your account by making it difficult for someone to access it, even if they have your ID and password.

Here's how it works. After you enter your password to log into Humanitarian ID (the first step), you can generate a time-limited code on your mobile phone, which you will need to enter (the second step). Unless someone knows your password and also has physical access to your phone, your account is secure.

You can switch on two-step verification in the 'Additional Security' menu under 'Preferences'.

Drive safe!

Your Humanitarian ID Team