How to Turn On 2FA for E*Trade

Please note: Specific instructions for enabling 2FA are subject to change without notice. Please check with each website or app for the most up-to-date information on this feature.

E*TRADE Financial maintains a high level of security, including 128-bit data encryption. E*TRADE also offers extra layers of security that make unauthorized logon virtually impossible: Mobile Security ID and Security ID.

A Mobile Security ID is a free mobile app that protects your account(s) by requiring entry of a unique six-digit code every time you log on. A new code is generated by the app every 30 seconds. Using this feature can keep out hackers in the unlikely event that your user ID and password are compromised.

1. To set up Mobile Security ID:

Download the free app (called “VIP access”) to your mobile device

Launch the app to display the unique Credential ID and six-digit Security Code

Register your Mobile Security ID to your E*TRADE account

2. Once Mobile Security ID is activated, you can use it log on to your account. Enter your User ID in the User ID field in the logon box.

3. Then, enter your password and the Security Code from the launched VIP Access app in the password field (with no spaces).

A Security ID is a key-ring version of the Mobile Security ID, available for those without supported mobile devices. It provides the same protection by requiring entry of a unique six-digit code every time you log on. A new code is generated by clicking the button on the device. Using this feature can keep out hackers in the unlikely event that your User ID and Password are compromised.

1. You need to request a Security ID, then register the Security ID to your E*TRADE account.

2. Once your Security ID is registered, you can use it log on to your account. Enter your User ID in the User ID field of the logon box.

3. Enter your password and the Security Code from the Security ID device in the password field (with no spaces).

For more information visit: https://us.etrade.com/landing/secureid_enter#

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