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While you might love to be online, how protected are you from the threats of hacking, snooping and surveillance?

Staying anonymous online and conducting your activities securely isn’t as easy as it sounds. As many as 6.6 million people in the U.S. were stalked online in just a single year. As many as 21% of users reported to having their online or social media accounts hacked at least once. Privacy concerns in the U.S. have made as much as 74% of respondents in a study limit their online activity.

For organizations, losing out on privacy is a big risk factor, and as Pew Research Center found out, not many believe it’s possible to be completely anonymous online.

Do we live in a state where there is “an absence of unmitigatable surprise?” This is a phrase from Dan Geer, a noted security authority. It was written in 2014. You might think we have just about worked out this cyber security thing by now. But no, we’ve hardly begun.

 

The thing is cybersecurity is just about impossible to achieve.

It’s an ongoing challenge and, as the cyber environment we all take for granted becomes more dynamic, the opportunities for potential attacks grows alongside. Now society ‘owns’ the cyber space and has specific expectations and demands then how can we ever really protect that environment?

We explain why two factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is an essential tool for modern apps and websites.