Hike in Cybercrime Requires Stronger Security With 2FA
Why 2FA is necessary for better security?
With so much of our activities happening on cell phones and laptops, it’s no wonder our online accounts have become prone to cyber-crimes. Malicious attacks against governments, companies, and individuals are more and more common. And there are no signs that the hacks, data breaches, and other forms of cybercrime are slowing down!
Luckily, it’s easy for businesses to add an extra level of protection to user accounts in the form of two-factor authentication, also commonly referred to as 2FA.
Two-factor authentication for security and spam prevention
Although usernames and passwords are the most common way to log a user into a system, they don’t come without issues. Passwords can be difficult and this leads to bad password management. For example, reusing the same password across multiple sites or writing difficult passwords down on paper. Usernames and passwords do not provide any protection against spam or bot networks. Verifying a phone number on registration prevents bots from creating bulk accounts. This eradicates spam more effectively than captchas or social logins.
Two-factor authentication improves your app’s security because your users enter a PIN that is sent to their phone every time they log in.
MOBtexting 2FA Is Built To Rescue
Businesses: Rather than building 2FA themselves, many businesses find that it’s smarter and more cost-effective to partner with an expert. MOBtexting offers a comprehensive suite of developer-friendly authentication APIs and an SDK that can turn any app into a self-branded authenticator.
Our 2FA is an extra layer of security used to make sure that people trying to gain access to an online account are who they say they are. First, a user will enter their username and a password. Then, instead of immediately gaining access, they will be required to provide another piece of information.
Clearly, online sites and apps must offer tighter security. And, whenever possible, consumers should get in the habit of protecting themselves with something that’s stronger than just a password. For many, that extra level of security is two-factor authentication.