Securing your PayPal Account via 2FA
Kavella’s affiliate payout system is automated using PayPal Payouts.
We recommend setting up 2 Factor Authenticator to secure your PayPal account and make it virtually un-hackable! Here’s PayPal’s article on 2FA.
Here’s a little bit about these 2 options:
2 Factor Authenticator through the Google Authenticator App
The most secure option is to set up 2 Factor Authentication (2FA for short) using a Google Authenticator app. Through this verification app, it is impossible for anyone to access your PayPal account without also having your cell phone in their hands. Your secure pins rotate every few seconds, making it impossible to hack.
Here is a quick video that explains how Google Authenticator works if you aren’t familiar. They use securing an email address as the example in the video.
When setting up Google Authenticator, you will be given a long security key in case you ever cannot access your authentication codes. You will need to print this long security key out and store it in a safe place so that you can retrieve your Authenticator app if your phone was lost or stolen. Also if you get a new phone, you will want to set up the new app and transfer the data BEFORE wiping and getting rid of your old phone.