Legal Glossary

Definition of Single-Factor Authentication

To verify a user's identity, many websites and other digital services employ single-factor authentication.

To access protected information or websites, it entails employing one type of authentication, such as a username and password combination.

By employing this technique, it makes it more challenging for hackers to access accounts or personal information without authorization because they would need to be aware of the user's login information.

Users are advised to use two-factor authentication in addition to single-factor authentication since it adds an additional layer of protection and is less susceptible to assaults.

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