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Today's MFA – Is it a Security Illusion? – TechRepublic


Eighty percent of security breaches involve compromised credentials; usernames and passwords are clearly not enough. Implementing a multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution significantly decreases the risk of unauthorized access and system breaches. But traditional MFA is not as secure as you think.

An MFA service built on a standard mobile push authentication factor can be easily manipulated and circumvented by social engineering and phishing mechanisms, leading to account takeover. The only way to achieve truly secure, phish-proof authentication is to implement an MFA service that leverages FIDO2, the strongest standards-based authentication method available. So why isn’t FIDO2 MFA more widely used?



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