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New security feature for B2Bpay

New Security Feature for B2Bpay

We have launched Multi-factor Authentication in B2Bpay. This provides an additional layer of security, on top of email address and password.

We are pleased to announce that we have set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to provide yet another layer of security when accessing your B2Bpay profile.

This means that all of our users will be prompted to set up Multi-Factor Authentication after entering their email address and password when they first log in to their profile.

Once this has been set up, you will be prompted to authenticate your own profile each time you log in. If using the Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator apps, you can select the ‘Remember me’ box and you won’t be asked for a MFA code for 30 days if you are using the same device on the same network. 

You can choose one of the following methods of authentication (we suggest the Google or Microsoft Authenticator apps for the top level of security):

Google Authenticator App

Simply download the Google Authenticator App to your phone. If you don’t already have the app, go to your App Store or Google Play and search for, then add it.

In B2Bpay, select ‘Google Authenticator’ as your preferred MFA method. This will display a QR code. You can scan this code from within the Google Authenticator app which will set up authentication for your B2Bpay profile.

Then you simply need to open the app and enter the code provided when prompted when you log in to B2Bpay in the future. 

Microsoft Authenticator App

Simply download the Microsoft Authenticator App to your phone. If you don’t already have the app, go to your App Store or Google Play and search for, then add it.

In B2Bpay, select ‘Microsoft Authenticator’ as your preferred MFA method. This will display a QR code. You can scan this code from within the Microsoft Authenticator app which will set up authentication for your B2Bpay profile. 

Then you simply need to open the app and enter the code provided when prompted when you log in to B2Bpay in the future. 

Email

If you select Email as your preferred MFA method, this will enable you to have a code emailed to your registered email account each time you log in.

There is the usual potential for emails going into ​Spam or Junk folders.

More tips for keeping your business profiles secure online

We’ve compiled some other top tips on how to keep your logins secure across your profiles below. 

1. Never use the same password on multiple websites or systems


Using the same password across different sites is a surefire way to decrease the security of a password. If a hacker determines your password for one site, they’ll be equipped to access more of the websites and systems you use without any extra work on their part. The simplest way to avoid this scenario is to not only use stronger passwords, but distinct ones for each and every website or system you use. 

2. Don’t use personally identifiable terms


Sure, using your children’s or pet’s name makes it easy to remember a password. But it makes them easy to hack, too.

Hackers can find out these easily by mining your social media profiles, and odds are that personally identifiable information will be the first thing they will try if they’re attempting to log into your profiles. Avoid using this info in passwords and opt for something that’s harder to guess instead. 

On a related note, always be mindful of what you share online. Giving away too much personal information via your social media profiles makes it easier for hackers to gain access to your profiles.

3. Avoid using common words or phrases


That means “Password,” “12345” and “qwerty” are out. Also remember to avoid using easily identifiable information such as your partners name, your wedding date and so on.

4. Use different types of characters


Instead of opting for just letters or just numbers, opt for a mixture of characters — including ones such as %, @, $, numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters, and so on.

5. Make it long


Longer passwords take significantly longer to crack (we’re talking the difference of weeks or even years!), so opt for eight characters at an absolute minimum; more than 15 is ideal if you’re serious about stronger passwords.

6. Always enable multi-factor authentication


Although we have switched on Multi-factor Authentication  at B2Bpay (to help keep your B2Bpay profiles secure), with other websites you may have the choice to add this extra layer of security.  Enabling two-factor authentication will make it much more difficult for hackers to access your profiles, and give you peace of mind that they are secure. 

7. Never save or share passwords


Never save your passwords or check the “remember me” box when you’re using a public computer. Better yet, try to avoid logging into personal profiles unless you’re on a private device.

Avoid sharing your passwords with other people whenever possible. If you have a written list of passwords to help you remember them, avoid storing this list on your computer or phone.

Because electronic devices are hackable, this means you could potentially put all of your profiles at risk. If you must keep a list of passwords, use pen and paper and store the list in a secure place. Avoid writing down your stronger passwords at all.

8. Use a password manager


If you’re struggling to manage your stronger passwords (now that you’ve got them), consider using a password management system.