What is Multifactor Authentication & Why YOU Need it?

Two-Factor Authentication

Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about multifactor authentication, especially with Twitter. Multifactor Authentication refers to the requirement of two or more pieces of information needed before allowing access to a specific account.

Adding another step to authentication, it’s requiring the user to not only enter a password, but also input another piece or more of information. Many example include inputting a username and password, plus maybe a code or other piece of pertinent information each time at logon.

Although this is a good security method, by providing another barrier to entry, it will probably not prove perfect. But,  at least it is something to get us by in security, till a more strengthened solution comes along. We just need to get rid of the weak password encryption we have now, and get something better.

What more can be done for password security? Highlight your input by commenting below. We’d love to hear about it!

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One response to “What is Multifactor Authentication & Why YOU Need it?”

  1. Tina Jin says :

    Hi Jay,

    I don’t think that extra authentication is perfect either, but I agree that it will help for now.

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