MFA bypass attacks: How to keep 2FA secure

One of the most widely recommended tactics to enhance security is the implementation of multi-factor authentication (MFA). MFA adds a layer of protection to user accounts, requiring more than just a username and password for access. However, as cybercriminals continue to evolve their tactics, they have found ways to bypass MFA, posing a significant threat to individuals and organizations.  

For example, despite MFA being implemented, Microsoft reports that 28% of users are still being targeted. This serves as a wake-up call to organizations to understand MFA’s limitations and implement additional layers of protection to safeguard their digital assets. 

What is Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)?

MFA is a security measure that adds an extra layer of protection when accessing a system, application, or resource. It requires users to provide multiple forms of identification to verify their identity. With MFA, users must go beyond just providing a username and password to prove who they are. This helps address the weaknesses of using simple passwords or reusing them across different accounts.


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