As our digital footprint grows exponentially every day, organizations have to find new ways and tools that can provide a layer of protection for their digital information against cyber attacks (hacking, phishing, etc.). In simple terms, digital security is the protection of online identity (your personal information and data) from intruders. Fortunately, there are many tools (such as anti-virus software, biometrics, and VPNs) already out there that you can use, and more are being developed even at this moment. As the number of registered cyber attacks have increased dramatically since the year 2020, protecting your data properly against theft and fraud has become more critical than ever.
Security features in Post Affiliate Pro
Here at Post Affiliate Pro, we take your data’s safety very seriously. In order to ensure all your information is stored safely, we offer various security features that ensure it is protected from any outside threat.
2-step verification (or 2-factor authentication) is a tool for safeguarding your account when the password fails. Hackers would otherwise have free reign over your data if not for this feature. 2-step verification works on the principle of using two different measures to verify your identity.
At Post Affiliate Pro, we use the Google Authenticator app to deliver a 6-digit code you have to use after signing in with your email and password.
The Google Authenticator app is easy to use and proven safe by thousands of users.
Enabling 2-step verification on your account has a number of benefits, the most important being the protection of your data against potential cyber-attacks. Other benefits are reducing fraud and identity theft, increasing customer trust in your business, and streamlining safe mobile transactions, among many others.
In Post Affiliate Pro, fraud protection can monitor all transactions and decline the ones that seem suspicious or fraudulent. This way it can reduce the losses made by fake leads and impressions. Our fraud protection works on multiple levels:
- Click fraud protection
- Recognizes repeated clicks and can decline clicks from banned IPs or blacklisted countries.
- The sale fraud setting is capable of detecting duplicate orders and sales generated from both banned IPs and blacklisted countries.
- Affiliate signup fraud protection
- Can detect signups from the same IP and can block signups from banned IP addresses and blacklisted countries.
- Login and IP protection
- You can restrict the number of login attempts per username/IP in an hour, and you can also define from which IP addresses can access your Post Affiliate Pro account.
Frequently asked questions
Does 2-step verification work for merchants and affiliates?
It is possible to set up 2-step verification for both merchants and affiliates. The procedure is the same in both cases, through the Edit profile section in your Post Affiliate Pro account.
Is there a way to prevent affiliate fraud?
It is recommended to review metrics requiring human interaction, such as inquiries, conversions, and purchases, on a more frequent basis. If affiliate-referred transactions suddenly increase, fraud may have occurred.