How Hackers Target Your Accounts While You Sleep

How Hackers Target Your Accounts While You Sleep

Do you ever find yourself becoming frustrated due to the overwhelming flood of notifications from your multi-factor authentication (MFA) application?
Cybercriminals have also recognised the phenomenon of "MFA fatigue" and are exploiting it to attempt unauthorised access to your critical business data.

MFA plays a vital role in ensuring the security of your data. It provides an additional layer of protection to your applications and accounts by requiring you to verify your identity through multiple means, such as a password and a code sent to your phone.

However, the continuous stream of notifications can become overwhelming.

Attackers are well aware of this and will relentlessly bombard employees, often during odd hours, with a relentless flow of MFA notifications. This tactic increases the chances of someone succumbing to frustration, fatigue, or simply wanting to halt the notifications by authenticating a login attempt.

However, there is now a fresh solution in the battle against MFA fatigue.

To combat notification fatigue and prevent cybercriminals from exploiting it, Microsoft Authenticator has introduced number matching. This feature ensures that your MFA notification corresponds to the correct login attempt, enhancing the security of your authentication process.

How does the process of number matching function?

Upon receiving an MFA notification, the app will present you with a randomly generated number. To authenticate the login attempt and verify that you are not a cybercriminal attempting to gain access to your business data, you must input this specific number into the app.

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That's not the end of it. Microsoft Authenticator also offers biometric authentication, enabling you to utilise your face, fingerprint, or other distinct physical characteristics to establish your identity and counteract the risks posed by MFA fatigue attacks.

By implementing these robust security measures, your business can proactively outsmart cybercriminals and ensure enhanced protection for your sensitive data.

If you are already utilising Microsoft Authenticator, you can readily employ number matching. Ensure that your app is up-to-date, and you will have the necessary protection in place.

If you are currently utilising a different MFA system and wish to explore ways to enhance or simplify your security measures, we are here to assist you.

Please reach out to us for further assistance.

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