Re: New Protection Step For Your Social Security Account
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Thanks for sharing this with us. I don't yet have a My Social Security account. It's getting to the point where we can't function in society without a cell phone.
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On Jul 29, 2016, at 12:14 PM, Mike B. <mb69mach1@...
Thought some would be interested in this message I
received from the Social Security Administration.
New step to protect your privacy using my Social
my Social Security
Starting in August
2016, Social Security is adding a new step to protect your privacy as a my
Social Security user. This new requirement is the result of an executive
order for federal agencies to provide more secure authentication for their
online services. Any agency that provides online access to a customer’s personal
information must use multifactor authentication.
When you sign in at
ssa.gov/myaccount with your username and password, we will ask you to add your
text-enabled cell phone number. The purpose of providing your cell phone
number is that, each time you log in to your account with your username and
password, we will send you a one-time security code you must also enter to log
in successfully to your account.
Each time you sign into your account, you
will complete two steps:
Step 1: Enter your username and password.
Step 2: Enter the security code we text to your cell phone (cell phone
provider's text message and data rates may apply).
The process of using a
one-time security code in addition to a username and password is one form of
“multifactor authentication,” which means we are using more than one method to
make sure you are the actual owner of your account.
If you do not have a
text-enabled cell phone or you do not wish to provide your cell phone number,
you will not be able to access your my Social Security account.
If you are
unable or choose not to use my Social Security, there are other ways you can
contact us. To learn more, please review the Frequently Asked Questions
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