Setting up 2-factor authentication (or 2FA for short) for any website that contains your private information or your funds is an absolute must. Here's how it's done on HitBTC:
1. Open the "Settings" page in the upper right corner of the website and switch to the "Security" tab.
2. Follow the instructions in the tab: download an application suitable for your device, scan the QR-code, enter the validation code from the device to the corresponding field.
3. Print out or write down your backup code and keep it in a safe place. If your device is broken, lost or stolen, this may be the only way to log in without asking for assistance from HitBTC Support.
4. Click "Confirm".
5. Check your mailbox: there should be an email with a link to confirm the authenticator. Click it within 10 minutes, before the link has expired.
That's it. Now the 2FA is enabled on your account. You will be asked to enter the code with your next and every attempt to log into your HitBTC account. You will also need to enter the code while withdrawing funds from your account.
Please keep in mind that 2FA is not a 100% safety guarantee. 2FA code could be stolen via phishing, or code-generating device might be compromised. 2FA should not be your only hope, it has to be one of the many precautions you're taking.
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