MFA | Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is defined as a security mechanism that requires an individual to provide two or more credentials in order to authenticate their identity. In IT, these credentials take the form of passwords, hardware tokens, numerical codes, biometrics, time, and location.

Using any combination of the examples above is technically MFA, although most implementations leverage two factors, which is why MFA is also known as two-factor authentication (2FA). By leveraging multiple credentials instead of one, the authentication process will remain secure even if one of the authentication factors is compromised.

Source: Security Boulevard

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