In short, two-step verification provides you with another layer of defense to protect your online account(s).
Normally, when you sign-in to an online account you’re presented with a login screen. This screen is a form asking you to provide your credentials in the form of a username and password. Once filling in these requirements you’ll be able to click a login button and you’ll have access to your account. This was done in just one step.
John is a designer at Sephone.
As we dive further into the holiday season, a time when many of us are busy catching up with friends and family, it is important to remember the little things. The way the snow drapes across the horizon can be especially frustrating at times, but it is also beautiful. Take some time to appreciate friends new and old; perform a random act of kindness for a stranger. Be a little selfish, too – enjoy a mug of hot cocoa, get cozy under your favorite blanket, and take some time to review the security options on your Android phone.
Gary is a team member at Sephone, helping to design, build and maintain websites. He is also a web design student at the New England School of Communications of Husson University.
With the holidays upon us and the increase in online sales, I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about online security. Many online retailers take your security very seriously, but as we know, websites still get compromised every day (even sites as large as Yahoo & LinkedIn can be victimized).
So what are some things that you can do to keep your accounts and personal information secure online during this holiday shopping season and throughout the year?
Brady is the voice on the other end of the phone line when you call Sephone. He graduated from the New England School of Communications in 2009 and assists Sephone in building and maintaining our sites.
It is the Holiday Season and we all have shopping to do. It seems like every store is sending us emails, with special deals, coupons and the like. To top it off, most of the Big Box or Chain Stores have their own Apps that we can download on our phones for free and we feel like we have a chance to get the best deal of the day!
I found that my phone has so many Apps that I am constantly am scrolling to find the App that belongs to the store that I am in, maybe a store I only go to once a year! Then, after a store or two, relearning the ins and outs of each one AGAIN -I finally get frustrated and don’t use any of them! So I am the loser, in a store not saving the money I had wanted to, overwhelmed.
There is ONE App and ONE Website that does it all. RetailMeNot is like a Mall for Shopping. 50,000 stores are listed on the site or app and all I have to do is use this ONE App, learn how to use it and not get stuck in the frenzy of using this store or that store’s App that I only use rarely. The site pulls from the retailers site and it updated as the Retailer updates. RetailMeNot keeps me in one place using one App.
Coupons, Trending Items, Holiday Deals
The website also helps to plan ahead if I shopping online or just making my list, while the App is great for “on the fly” behavior. All in one place that is free and in the palm of your hand. Simple is good. Download it and give it a try! It may remind you of stores that may not be the ones you instantly think of like KMART or to eat, like Domino’s. It is pretty handy and you may just decide to keep it on your phone after the Holiday insanity is over.
*Thank you RetailMeNot for the use of images.
Kelly's been known as the Marketing Maven since before the term was hip. (That means she's old.) As a natural Community Builder, she loves to get people together, bring resources to the table and solve problems!
In the upcoming week, we are getting ready to launch our new Support Center.
What is the Support Center?
The Support Center will be a centralized location of commonly asked questions and answers. With topics ranging from “Incoming settings for Sephone email” to “Editing your datAvenger Service website”.
John is a designer at Sephone.
During my last semester as a college student in 2005, I sat down with the partners and developers at Sephone to talk about the kind of work we wanted to do. We talked about giving people control of their own websites – a pretty novel concept back then, when WordPress wasn’t yet a common name in the business world and the only real option for digital communication was an email or instant message.
Over the past twelve years, we at Sephone, have built three versions of our own content management systems, a new e-commerce engine, secure file sharing and storage platforms, a nationwide event directory, and countless custom applications for businesses of all kinds. A lot has changed since those first days of 2005, but three main threads stand out as the biggest shifts in how we use our digital tools.
Justin is a web and mobile developer at Sephone. He's interested in user-driven design, social media, and web services. He also enjoys learning and exploring new ways for businesses and people to use the web.