MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) is a security measure used in cybersecurity to provide an additional layer of protection beyond traditional username and password authentication. MFA requires the user to provide two or more authentication factors to verify their identity, such as a password and a security token, a password and a fingerprint, or a password and a smart card.
By requiring multiple forms of authentication, MFA helps to reduce the risk of unauthorized access and protects against attacks such as phishing and password reuse. MFA is often used in combination with other security measures, such as firewalls and antivirus software, to provide a comprehensive approach to cyber security.
There are several different types of MFA, including:
- Two-factor authentication (2FA): A form of MFA that requires the user to provide two authentication factors, such as a password and a security token.
- Biometric authentication: A form of MFA that uses biometric factors, such as a fingerprint or facial recognition, to verify the user’s identity.
- One-time password (OTP): A form of MFA that generates a unique code that can be used for a single login session.
MFA is increasingly being adopted by organizations as a means of improving the security of their online systems and data, and is an essential component of a comprehensive cyber security strategy.
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