What is two-factor authentication ?
Two-factor authentication adds a second level of authentication to an account log-in. When you have to enter only your username and one password, that's considered a single-factor authentication. 2FA requires the user to have two out of three types of credentials before being able to access an account.
The two types are:
- Something you know, such as a personal identification number (PIN), password or a pattern
- Something you have, such as an ATM card or phone
SMS Two-Factor Authentication has quickly become commonplace in many consumer facing services like banking, gaming, and social media networks, where users are prompted to authenticate themselves when completing an online transaction.
At first it was mainly organizations with a strong need for security such as banks, insurance companies, and public sector organizations that started to take advantage of Two-Factor Authentication to secure access to systems and applications, however given the rise in devastating network breaches affecting organizations of all sizes and across all industries, the adoption of SMS Two-Factor Authentication has grown rapidly.
With mobile-based Two-Factor Authentication the OTP is sent directly to the mobile phone of the user at the point of login. There are significant advantages by using the mobile phone as the second factor:
- Easy deployment - something the user already carries
- Convenient - Users always have their phone with them
- Low cost – No additional hardware required
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