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Blog Archives: November 2017

2FA: Factor Security Into Your Login Page

November 05, 2017
Kevin Kaland
Two-factor authentication (2FA), more correctly described as multi-factor authentication (MFA), is a technique to increase login security on websites. The word “factor” refers to the secondary code-generating device that one uses with this setup. The primary benefit is that it mitigates or prevents the compromise even if an attacker cracks a user’s password. There are two dominant flavors of two-factor authentication in wide use: SMS-based one-time codes: Most sites that support 2FA initially send a code to your mobile phone. (By ...

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