Sensei’s Sharon Nelson and John Simek article, “Using Multi-Factor Authentication Blocks 99.9% of Account Takeover Attacks” was featured recently in Slaw Magazine. Slaw is a Canadian online legal magazine.
Excerpt: It was big news in late August when Microsoft said that users who enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) for their accounts will end up blocking 99.9% of automated attacks. This doesn’t apply just to Microsoft accounts. It applies to any other account on any website or online service.
Today, virtually all service providers support multi-factor authentication, and in most cases, there is no charge. It can be something as simple as SMS-based one-time passwords or advanced biometrics solutions.
“Based on our studies, your account is more than 99.9% less likely to be compromised if you use MFA,” said Alex Weinert, Group Program Manager for Identity Security and Protection at Microsoft.