Friday, March 19, 2021

Talos Takes Ep. #45: SMS authentication is still around, but that doesn't mean it's a good option

By Jon Munshaw.

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While there are many ways to add an extra layer of security to your logins nowadays, SMS is one that should probably be phased out. Yet major companies, organizations and government agencies still rely on it to verify users' identities. To break down why this is still the case, Wendy Nather from Cisco Secure Duo joins Talos Takes this week.

We discuss alternatives to SMS messages when it comes to multi-factor authentication and the dangers of SIM-jacking attacks. 

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