Is your device at risk?

Written by Bill Brown

A second layer of security can protect against common hacker attacks.

MFA works by providing a 2nd layer of security in the form of sending you a code via an authentication application such as Google Authenticator or Microsoft Authenticator and even by text message. Now you might be asking yourself how hackers bypass this if they aren’t being sent the code or don’t have access to the authenticator app. This is where we come across a term used in the security industry called MFA Fatigue. MFA Fatigue is caused by sending a request for an MFA code being sent to a user so many times that they eventually accept it. You probably have noticed that when we turn on MFA, we have it send you a code that requires you to put the code in or verify it with the application. MFA has another method where it just sends you a link stating something like “Hey did you recently try to sign into this site?” Those are the types that generally fall into the category of being able to be cracked by MFA Fatigue.