What is Two Factor Authentication (2FA)?
At Frostbox it is our primary concern to make sure the data backed up in your account is safe. From Facebook and LinkedIn contacts to Flickr family photos and Gmail e-mails we are here to secure your social life against hackers, deletion or account suspension.
This level of responsibility forced us to add another layer of security to our login process.
We would like to introduce You to our new Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) powered by Rublon.
What is Two Factor Authentication (2FA)?
Two-Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, is an extra layer of security that requires not only a password and username but also something that only you as a user have on you, like a piece of hardware only you should have – such as a physical token.
Why do I need it?
Using a username and password together with a piece of hardware that only the user has makes it harder for potential intruders to gain access and steal that person’s personal data or identity.
What is Rublon?
Rublon is a service allowing you to secure your Frostbox account with a second factor that protects your data in case of password theft.
Unlike traditional 2FA services, Rublon is seamless and easier to use while it doesn’t compromise on your security. You don’t have to enter a numeric code sent to your mobile. Simply scan a QR code whenever you are signing in from a new device.
Use Rublon to manage which devices you trust: including your laptop, tablet and mobile phone. Once you secure your Frostbox account with Rublon it will only be accessible from your Trusted Devices. The Rublon mobile app allows you to add or remove Trusted Devices at any time, anywhere you are. Once you assign your chosen device (laptop, mobile tablet etc.) as “trusted device”, Rublon recognizes it and allows you to log in as you normally would
Rublon has a significant technological advantage over all the currently existing two-factor authentication systems because it is the easiest to use, while maintaining the highest safety standards. Other solutions are mainly based on text messages (which can be intercepted) and require the user to manually enter an additional one-time password after providing his login credentials during the sign in process. Meanwhile Rublon:
- has a very convenient system of managing your Trusted Devices remotely(!), eliminating the possibility of unauthorized access to a user's account when a third party intercepts his login credentials;
- requires you to add each new device as a Trusted Device only once. This is done by scanning a QR code with the user's smartphone during the process of signing in to an account that is secured by Rublon. During all subsequent sign-ins on a Trusted Device to Frostbox, the user proceeds in the same manner to which he got accustomed — by simply entering his username and password.
Securing your account with Rublon vastly increases security because password stealing techniques like phishing, keyloggers and trojan horses become things of the past.
Do I have to use my smartphone at each sign in?
No! Your smartphone is only needed when you sign in from an unknown device. It is used to prove your identity and allows you to add such a device to your Trusted Devices. Any sign in from a Trusted Device works the same as before: simply enter your login credentials.
In order to guarantee the safety and confidentiality of your data stored in the Rublon app, Rublon uses advanced technologies like sophisticated cryptography in connection with proven security solutions. For many years those technologies have been used across the world to protect data in information systems, e.g. in banks or sensitive governmental institutions like the military. The security of Rublon is mostly based on 2048-bit RSA keys and the most secure encryption algorithms like 256-bit AES. Every communication channel between all the elements of the Rublon system is encrypted via SSL, which enables a secure transmission of data over the Internet.
That’s how important your security is to us!
How to use 2FA powered by Rublon?
Download Rublon App on your Smart Phone
Click on the Login with Rublon icon
Scan the QR code to login