How many times have you been hacked? Be honest. If you spend any amount of time making purchases online, it’s probably happened. And probably more than once. Password theft has just gotten too easy.
That’s why so many industries like banking and healthcare already require multi-factor authentication. And, in case you were wondering, it really is worth the hassle and here’s why:
You might have already used MFA without realizing it. Every time a site sends a code to your phone to gain access, that’s MFA because it’s using more than your password. It’s using your password and your phone. The system can use other things, too. Multifactor identification falls into three categories:
When you set up your own systems, you often get to choose which combination of factors to use, depending on your own personal preferences.
In the end. MFA is like a partnership between users and site administrators. You do your part to help them keep your identity safe.
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