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Passwords Use Alone Still Trumps Multi-Factor Authentication
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10/30/2017 | 6:00:13 PM
Teaming passwords with knowledge-based factors is still just one factor.
"According to the Javelin report, not only are passwords a troubling issue but teaming them with knowledge-based factors for multi-factor authentication may not be much better." 

One can ask for a password and the answers to many questions, only one factor is being utilized, hence the inherent weakness.  For an additional factor, "something I (physically) have" or "something I (physically) am" would also be required.  Hard tokens and biometrics are associated with the additional factors.


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