The first line of defense that keeps your online accounts secure against hackers is your password. A strong password is difficult to guess and can provide a good level of account security. Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, offers the best level of security for your accounts. 2FA works by requiring a second form of identification, generally a mobile phone, which either provides a one-use code or a notification that can be approved or declined.
2FA provides extra security because it requires access to a physical item, such as your phone, to access your account. A password is just something that you know. You can be tricked into disclosing it, or an attacker can guess it. To access an account using 2FA, the attacker also needs to be able to access something you have, your phone, which greatly increases the attack complexity.
Slack supports securing your account with 2FA, but if you don’t want to use it, it also offers the middle ground of “Sign-in notifications.” By default, Sign-in notifications send you an email when someone logs into your account from a new location with an unrecognized device.
How to Stop Sign-in Notifications Slack
If you want to disable sign-in notifications, go to the account settings. To do so, you first need to click on your profile picture in the top-right corner. Then click “View profile” in the drop-down menu.
In your profile view, click on the triple-dot icon labeled “More.” Then click on “Account settings” in the drop-down menu.
Once in your account settings, switch to the “Notifications” tab. Scroll to the bottom of the page. To disable sign-in notifications, select “Don’t send me any sign-in notifications.” Alternatively, you can also configure the notifications to be sent whenever your account signs in from a new device by selecting the “Most secure” option.
Sign-in notifications are a helpful tool. They can inform you that someone has logged into your account without your permission from a new device and location. If you follow the steps in this guide, you can disable the sign-in notifications or adjust the circumstances in which they are sent.
This post was written by Mel Hawthorne and was first posted to Technipages
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