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Sep 28 2018   7:53PM GMT

multifactor authentication (MFA)

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Multifactor authentication (MFA) is a security system that requires more than one method of authentication from independent categories of credentials to verify the user’s identity for a login or other transaction. Continued…

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“Although not foolproof, the use of multi-factor authentication schemes can greatly reduce the chances of account compromise.” – Craig Young

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The credit union website uses two-factor authentication to protect _____ members.
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b. its

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