Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) helps to protect your account from theft, even if an attacker has obtained your password.

With this additional layer of security, you’ll be required to enter a unique verification code either from a mobile authenticator application, such as Authy or Google Authenticator, or from a Betterment text message when you log into your account.

While no safeguard can guarantee 100% against a data or security breach, by setting up 2FA you’ll make it significantly more difficult for malicious hackers to access your account.

Enabling Two-Factor Authentication on your account is simple. Just go to the Security tab in your Betterment account settings, go to the “Two-Factor Authentication” section, and click “Get started.” We’ll guide you through the rest of the setup.