The End for SMS-Based Two Factor Authentication

Posted: September 19, 2016 / Author: Dror Liwer

For home users and enterprise professionals alike, SMS-based two-factor authentication (2FA) has become a relatively annoying fact of life. Type your password into your computer, wait while a text is sent to your phone, and then race to type in a second passcode before it expires. It’s a bit of a hassle, but for many it’s been the most important line of defense between hackers and confidential, SaaS applications, and financial information. Now, all of that may be about to change. A new draft of the Digital Authentication Guideline issued by the U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)…

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