Your data are secure in Exact. In addition, it is, of course, a good idea to regularly change your user name and password. Security can always be improved. Suppose a criminal steals your user name and password by phishing, then and misuses them. The impact could be major. Fortunately, a small effort like two-step verification can prevent big problems.
Do you use the same password to login to Exact as you do for your email, Facebook, LinkedIn and other websites? Chances are, you do. This creates a risk. Everyone who acquires your login information will be able to see your information and amend it. This can result in a great deal of inconvenience. How would you feel if someone had access to your profit and loss account, your outstanding bills, your inventory?
If someone has access, that person could change the information, the such as your bank account numbers. This means that payments will no longer go to your suppliers, but to someone else. Often, you will not find out about this until it is too late, because initially, it is difficult to know it is happening. Your suppliers will then stop deliveries and send collection agencies to your door. This will have a negative financial effect on though, even though you believed you were acting in good faith.
That is why you want to work with two-step verification
Exaggerated? Not at all, the scenario is realistic but many people are still ignorant of the consequences of digital crime. You may have read about it in the newspaper, but it seems far removed from your reality. If you work with two-step verification, it will remain so. With two-step verification, you add an extra security check to an application using your telephone. Even if someone has your login information, they still wouldn’t be able to access the application. They won’t have that extra security code that you generate via an app on your telephone. Read more about two-step verification here.
How does it work in Exact?
Two-step verification has been possible in Exact for some time. As an administrator, you can, for example, activate it for yourself and your colleagues all at once. Read how to do this step-by-step here. As of 25 May 2018, two-step verification will be required in Exact. Exact recommends that you decide now when you are going to activate two-step verification.
When you use two-step verification in Exact, your data are better protected. This gives you peace of mind.