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The Myths of Multifactor Authentication
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Michael Landewe,
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11/21/2019 | 12:55:04 PM
MFA is an easy way to tell attackers to just 'move on'.
Every minute of every day, attackers are utilizing breached password lists to attack both public and private services. If they notice MFA on a domain, however, they will typically not waste their resources and move on. 

Something that the article didn't mention is that NIST has changed its guidelines so that if you are using MFA, you no longer need to force users to change thier password every 90 days. 

If you pair MFA with a password manager, which makes a 32 character password as simple as 8, your barrier to compromise will be exponentially higher than your neighbor. 

 

 


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