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.

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Choose Sign in and security.

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Under Sign in and security you can add a Secret question and 2 step verification.

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Click the Edit button to get started.

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You get three secret questions.

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Choose from a long list.

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Add the answers and then click OK to finish. You’ll receive an email confirming the changes.

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Next, let’s look at how to add 2-factor authentication. Click the edit button next to 2 step verification.

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Choose between receiving a notification through the eBay app on your smartphone or a text message.

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Verify your phone number.

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eBay will text you a security code.

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Enter it into the website.

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If they are unable to text you, they’ll verify by email. To set up, click on Send code.

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eBay will send an email with the code.

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Just enter the code and click Verify.

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With three security questions and two-factor authentication in place, it will be much harder for anyone but you to access your account.