Microsoft wants you to stop using your phone as a security device – TechRadar

However, Alex Weinert, Microsoft’s director of identity services, argues that the poor level of security surrounding telephone networks suggests these types of multi-factor authentication services are badly doing not have.”Today, I desire to do what I can to encourage you that it’s time to start your move away from the SMS and voice multi-factor authentication systems,”Weinert explained. That space will just widen as MFA adoption increases attackers’interest in breaking these techniques and purpose-built authenticators extend their security and use benefits.

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