While Coinbase takes extensive security measures
to ensure your account is as safe as possible, there are some additional steps that we strongly recommend you take to help protect your account from unauthorized access. We also have account types specifically designed for protecting your funds - read more about Vault accounts here
Use a complex and unique password that is not shared or similar to those used on any other websites. These guidelines
provide some information about what makes a strong password. It's also a good idea to change your password periodically (about every 3 months) and use a completely new password each time.
Also, never disclose your password to anyone. A Coinbase employee will NEVER ask for your password.
Take advantage of the 2-factor authentication (2FA) services we offer, either an extra SMS login code, or the authentication apps provided by Google and Authy. This can be enabled on your Security
page by adding Authenticator or a phone number. You can also enable 2-factor authentication codes when sending
as an extra security measure.
If your email provider offers this functionality, consider adding 2FA to the email address you use to log in to Coinbase. Do not use VOIP, Google Voice, or other phone providers that send you 2FA messages via email to the address you use to log in to Coinbase.
in your browser, and only ever use this link to access the website. Be sure to check for the "lock" symbol appearing in your browser's address bar when you access Coinbase which indicates that your connection is secure. If this symbol is not present, double check the URL.
You can check the IP login activity and verified devices on your account anytime by signing-in and visiting this page: https://www.coinbase.com/settings/security_settings
3rd Party Applications
Practice due diligence when enabling any 3rd party applications to access your account, or when enabling and sharing your API key. By default these features are turned off, and are only used in more advanced situations. It's possible to see any 3rd party apps which have permission to use your account on this page: https://www.coinbase.com/settings/security_settings
You can also see whether API access enabled and set further API restrictions on this page: https://www.coinbase.com/settings/api