According to recent research, over 99.9% of the Microsoft accounts that are compromised every month did not have MFA enabled. So what exactly is MFA? A couple of our IT wizards are here to give you the cliff’s notes.
Bryce | IT Systems Specialist
MFA (multi-factor authentication) is a security tool that requires you to verify your identity via two or more methods. For example, you might first be asked to enter your password, then for the second method, you could be prompted to answer a pre-determined security question or enter a 6-digit code sent via SMS to the phone number on the account.
Logan | IT Support Specialist
It's a super simple, slick, effective measure you can put in place to drastically reduce your likelihood of being hacked, and you have options! SMS, email, security questions, a third-party app like DUO. Any time you're logging into an account, look for the option to enable MFA!
Bottom line: Enable MFA whenever you can! It’s a very simple but very effective way to drastically reduce your risk of being hacked.