Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the constant barrage of notifications from your multi-factor authentication (MFA) app? You’re not alone. In fact, cyber criminals are capitalizing on what’s known as “MFA fatigue” to exploit vulnerabilities and gain unauthorized access to your valuable business information. Prevent cyber criminals from hacking your accounts with Microsoft Authenticator’s number matching feature.
MFA plays a crucial role in safeguarding your data. It provides an additional layer of protection for your apps and accounts by requiring you to verify your identity using two or more methods, such as a password and a code sent to your phone.
However, the incessant alerts can be incredibly frustrating. Cyber attackers are well aware of this and will bombard employees with a relentless stream of MFA notifications, even at odd hours like the middle of the night. Their aim is to exploit the fatigue, frustration, or sheer desperation of individuals to get the notifications to stop. This increases the likelihood of someone unwittingly authenticating a login attempt initiated by a malicious actor.
Fortunately, a new solution has emerged to combat MFA fatigue. Microsoft Authenticator has introduced number matching as an innovative feature that ensures your MFA notification is associated with the correct login attempt. This effectively thwarts cyber criminals who attempt to take advantage of notification fatigue.
So, how does number matching work? Upon receiving an MFA notification, the Microsoft Authenticator app will display a randomly generated number. To authenticate the login attempt and prove that you’re not a cyber criminal attempting to breach your business data, you simply need to input this number.
But that’s not all. Microsoft Authenticator goes a step further by offering biometric authentication. This means you can use your face, fingerprint, or other unique physical features to verify your identity and effectively prevent cyber criminals from hacking your accounts.
By implementing these robust security measures, your business can proactively stay one step ahead of cyber criminals and significantly enhance the protection of your sensitive data.
If you’re already utilizing Microsoft Authenticator, the number matching feature is readily available for use. Just ensure that your app is up-to-date, and you can start leveraging this powerful safeguard to keep your business secure.