Legal Glossary

Definition of Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a security measure for websites which ensures that someone logging into an account is actually the authorized user.

It requires users to provide two or more pieces of evidence, such as a password and a code sent to a registered mobile device, when signing in to their account.

MFA helps protect websites from malicious activities like account takeover attempts and identity theft.

It also adds an extra layer of security for website users, giving them peace of mind that their online accounts are secure.

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