Why MFA isn’t enough to protect you

For years, security experts have encouraged developers to protect their applications by implementing multi-factor authentication (MFA) as an additional layer of cybersecurity other than passwords. But unfortunately, this has proven to be inadequate. According to a survey conducted by Sift, account hijacking scams increased by 250% in 2020, despite the addition of MFA.

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André Ferraz is the founder and CEO of Incognia.

Scammers quickly learned how to bypass the most common MFA methods such as one-time passwords (OTPs) and facial recognition. This article discusses issues related to OTP and facial recognition as some of the most common and effective forms of MFA.

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Why MFA isn’t enough to protect you

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