Security Corner:
Multifactor Authentication

By Eric Mann

A modern security best practice is to both implement and require a form of authentication beyond a simple password. This practice is known as “multifactor” authentication, as users will have a primary factor—their password—and a secondary factor to successfully authenticate to an application. Proper implementation of a multifactor authentication scheme keeps your application and its users safe and secure by making it more difficult for attackers to get past your authentication.

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