Guide to Digital Identity — Part 3 (2FA or MFA)
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Guide to Digital Identity — Part 3 (2FA or MFA)

2FA or MFA (Two or Multi-Factor Authentication)

The two-factor (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA) method uses two or more factors to authenticate a user. It is considered more secure than the conventional single-factor authentication method described in the previous article (Guide to Digital Identity — Part 2).

Due to the digital age, so much of our lives are happening on laptops and mobile devices, and cybercriminals often attack our digital accounts. 2FA or MFA forms an extra layer of protection to provide a more secure authentication process and helps in slowing down the rate of cybercrime.

Two authentication methods, step-up and adaptive authentication, both use 2FA or…