Enabling 2-factor authentication is the most important step you can take towards securing your important accounts.
That simply means that in addition to entering a password or PIN, you must take a second step to access the account. That could be entering a code, answering a question, or tapping on an app notification.
Today, I’ll show you how to set it up for your eBay account. Start by heading to eBay and signing in.
On a browser, click the drop-down arrow by your name and select Account Settings.
Choose Sign in and security.
Under Sign in and security you can add a Secret question and 2 step verification.
Click the Edit button to get started.
You get three secret questions.
Choose from a long list.
Add the answers and then click OK to finish. You’ll receive an email confirming the changes.
Next, let’s look at how to add 2-factor authentication. Click the edit button next to 2 step verification.
Choose between receiving a notification through the eBay app on your smartphone or a text message.
Verify your phone number.
eBay will text you a security code.
Enter it into the website.
If they are unable to text you, they’ll verify by email. To set up, click on Send code.
eBay will send an email with the code.
Just enter the code and click Verify.
With three security questions and two-factor authentication in place, it will be much harder for anyone but you to access your account.