Maintaining the security of your Amazon account is very necessary, because this account contains a lot of important data – such as: your credit card information, personal details, and your shopping history – that if the hackers access it, you will face many problems. For this reason, it is a good idea to enable Two-Factor Authentication for your Amazon account for added security.
Here’s how to set up two-factor authentication on Amazon to protect your account and payment information:
Note: You can activate two-factor authentication in your Amazon account using your mobile phone number or the two-factor authentication app in your smartphone. In addition, Amazon refers to the feature as Two-Step Verification instead of Two-Step Verification.
to do this. Follow next steps:
Open the Amazon website in the browser and then log in to your account.
On the top right of the homepage, click on the option (Account & Lists), under your name.
Within the drop-down menu that appears, click on the Your Account option.
– In the new window that appears, click on the option (Login and security) Login & security, then log in again if prompted.
– On the new page, click on the option (Edit) Edit on the right side of the option (Two-Step Verification Settings).
– On the Settings page for 2-Step Verification (2SV), select your country and enter your phone number.
– An SMS text message will be sent to your phone number containing a security code, enter it in the special box on the webpage, then press (Done).
– Now, whenever you log into your Amazon account from a new device, a one-time code will be sent to your phone that you have to enter in the browser.
Note: You can also choose to use an authenticator app in your phone, such as: Google Authenticator or Authy, which is considered somewhat more secure, as you will be asked to enter a code from the app whenever you try to log in from an unknown device.