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Payza Introduces New Advanced Security Levels and 2-Factor Authentication

Payza Advanced Security

At Payza, security for our members is very important. One of our top priorities is to keep your Payza account safe and completely protected. We have our unique Payza Avatars that protect against so-called “Man-in-the-browser” attacks and to protect against hacking we provide different security levels for our customers to choose from. To ensure the best security against threats such as phishing and hacking we regularly update our security settings.

We are proud to announce that our advanced security options have become even more robust – you now have even more security levels to choose from.

These enhanced security features give you as a Payza member three additional advanced security levels to choose from to help protect your Payza account. If these settings are more protection than you need, you can always stick with Payza’s standard security setting.

Here’s a look at how each of the different security levels work to help protect your account.

Payza Advanced Security Levels Explained

Payza Advanced Security includes a Payza Avatar and three different security levels. When you create your Payza Avatar, you will be asked to choose an Advanced Security level. If you would like to keep the standard security setting, you will not need to create a Payza Avatar.

When setting up your advanced security you must first select your Payza Avatar and then choose one of these three advanced security levels:

  • Level 1: Suspicious Login Alerts. You will receive an email alert that informs you when your account was accessed from an unrecognized device. In this email alert, you will find details such as date, time, and place of login. Note that if you already have a Payza Avatar, this will be your default Advanced Security setting.
  • Level 2: Receive Authentication Code. Upon logins from unrecognized devices, you will receive a one-time use authentication code sent to your email. This code will be valid for 15 minutes. You will need to enter this code to log in to your Payza account.
  • Level 3: 2-Factor Authentication. This security level sends a code to a paired smart device such as a smartphone or connected tablet. To access your Payza account you will need to enter this code along with your username and password. You must have your paired smart device with you whenever you log in to Payza.

Setting Up 2-Factor Authentication

To set up 2-Factor Authentication, the highest security setting Payza provides, you must use the Google Authenticator (GA) app. Access the advanced security settings within your Payza account to get started.

Here are the steps for setting up 2-Factor Authentication:

  1. In your Payza account, click on your name in the top left portion of the screen then select Advanced Security Settings.
  2. Select “Level 3: 2-Factor Authentication” and click “Set Up Two-Factor Authentication”. Instructions will appear on screen to help you complete the following steps. After completing this step, you will be presented with the following window:
  3. Install the Google Authenticator (GA) app on your mobile phone or tablet.
  4. Scan the QR code you received after completing step 2 to pair your Payza account with the GA app. This QR code can be scanned though your mobile device or you can enter the code manually.
  5. Upon completing step 4, you will receive a verification code in the GA app. In your Payza account enter the code where it says “Verification Code” in the Two-Factor Authentication Setup window. This step will synchronize your smart device with our system.

From now on whenever you try to log in to your Payza account, you will receive a code from the GA app. Simply enter this code in the login screen along with your username and password to access your account.

If you need any further help or if you have any questions concerning Payza’s updated advanced security settings, feel free to contact our customer support from your account or via the Payza Support Page. For more information and to stay up to date with the latest Payza news, be sure to subscribe to the Payza Blog and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.