Skrill – Security
Skrill offers the most secure way available to protect your account from unauthorized access: “Two Factor Authentication.” Two-factor authentication, or 2FA, is an extra layer of security that entails a passcode and an email address. As in a 2FA code, the said user has sent to their cellphone via an information security code.
Setting up your Skrill account with the Google Authenticator app is a simple process that takes only a few minutes and ensures the complete security of user cash and personal information.
How to enable 2FA for Skrill
The Google Authenticator app is the best method to keep track of all your 2FA accounts. It allows you to have a single mobile app for your 2FA accounts and sync them across different platforms, including desktop access. By searching for Google authenticator in your device’s app store, you can easily install it.
- Users must provide their email address and password to access their Skrill account and log in.
- Click Settings, then security in your Skrill account.
- Click Enable and then Turn on 2-factor authentication in the 2-factor authentication tab. This step will bring up the setup window (as shown in the illustration below).
- On your phone, download the Google Authenticator app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store;
- Scan the QR barcode presented on the setup screen using this app on your mobile device;
- Press the Enter key to enter the 6-digit code provided by the Google Authenticator app displayed on your phone.
- To complete the configuration, click on “verify and save.”
After you’ve implemented 2-factor authentication, you’ll see a window displaying 2FA Recovery Codes. Please store these 2FA codes in a safe location as they are one-time usage only. If you lose your phone, customers can use these 2FA codes to log in to your account and generate fresh ones.
Once you’ve turned on 2-factor authentication, you’ll be asked to provide your 2-factor authentication code (available in the Google Authenticator app) during MyAccount, Skrill mobile apps, or Wallet Checkout login.
SMS or e-mail authentication
Skrill will allow you to use SMS and/or email to authenticate login to your account. After entering username and password correctly, you will be asked to authenticate your login attempt by either SMS or email. This can be enabled under settings under “My account”.
The “trusted device” is an additional security feature for your account. Customers that use devices that aren’t trusted will be required to generate a 2-factor authentication code to log in.
When you use 2-factor authentication to connect into MyAccount or Wallet Checkout, you’ll see an option labeled ‘Trust this device.’
- Go to https://account.skrill.com;
- Log in to your Skrill account using your email address and password;
- You’ll see a window asking for a security token. On your device, open the Google Authenticator app and input the 2-factor code displayed in the Security Token area.
If this is your device (computer, tablet, smartphone, etc.), click inside the box to make it “trusted.” If you take this step, the above pop-up window will not appear again the next time you use the same device(s) with the same browser, and you can save time logging in even on an unfamiliar instrument.
Users can add up to 5 trusted devices to their account (browsers or mobile devices). You can remove existing devices and add new ones through the trusted devices list in the 2-factor authentication area.
Skrill 100% Money-back guarantee
Skrill was one of the first companies to ensure the safety of your online funds by introducing a “100% Money-Back Guarantee” policy for its users. This warranty took effect when you set up the security token to protect your account, giving you an even higher level of security. However, after the authorities deleted the permit and implemented Two-Step Authentication, this assurance is no longer included in their terms and conditions.
While not impenetrable, two-factor authentication offers an additional layer of security to user accounts, reducing the risk of unauthorized access and network attacks.
It’s a time-tested and straightforward approach to add extra security to your funds, which might rescue you from all the hackers out there, and it’s entirely free!
It will also boost your chances of receiving a reimbursement if you lose money due to unauthorized access to your account, but it is not guaranteed. It will be decided on a case-by-case basis after the situation is investigated.