This means owners of the 54 million web and blog sites that have been built using WordPress now have the option of protecting access with a username and password combination.
Website owners do not need to worry about password encryption, management or storage, while website developers only have to download, install and configure a free plug-in.
“Once added, users are able to secure access to their account with strong authentication to avoid account theft,” according to the WordPress plug-in download site.
The authentication service helps users secure online accounts by using a portable device that is running free two-factor authentication software from Vasco Data Security International.
The software is used to generate one-time passwords to enable users to access online accounts without having to remember complex passwords.