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Xero enchanched security

Additional login security for Xero users.

April 29, 2021

Your business could be stopped in its tracks if someone gained access to your account through hacking, phishing or other cyber attacks. The good news is that many data breaches can be prevented with simple actions, such as using multi-factor authentication (MFA).  All Xero users will need to set up and use MFA to log in to Xero by 1st June 2021 – it puts an extra bolt on the door to keep your data secure.  Xero will be sending users more information as MFA becomes available from the 4th May 2021.

To make MFA easy, you can choose to use the new Xero Verify app that authenticates your Xero account.

How to set up MFA

● Have your smartphone on hand and make sure you’ve downloaded Xero Verify from the Apple or Google app store

● If you don’t have access to a smartphone, you can use Authy, a desktop authenticator

● Log in to Xero from a laptop or desktop computer and follow the instructions on the screen

Xero Verify will send a push notification to your mobile device when you log in for a fast, easy and secure way to authenticate (the app also generates codes in case you don’t have internet access).

Setup only takes about five minutes and gives you the convenience of a simple login process plus the peace of mind that goes with a second layer of security.

Find out more

For videos, FAQs and more, visit Xero’s MFA web page. If you need some help, this troubleshooting article will come in handy.

About Lorren Kilgour

Lorren Kilgour - Director, - Giles & Liew Chartered AccountantsWith over 15 years of experience in the accounting software industry and a background in business process improvement and change management, Lorren is an expert in helping businesses to streamline their processes and consolidate their systems.  She helps business owners to adapt quickly to advancements in technology, identifying the technology they need to adopt to create efficiencies and stay competitive and helps to implement such successfully into their businesses.

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