You Think You're Safe? Multi-Factor Authentication Can Be Hacked

Summary: This 3-minute article discusses how hackers get around multi-factor authentication and what signs to look out for. Cyber security requires multiple defense layers. Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-33-CYBER (833-332-9237) or visit to schedule a cyber risk analysis and discuss innovative solutions to ensure your SMB has the best possible small business cyber security.

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication?

Multi-Factor Authentication, or MFA, is a security protocol requiring two or more authentication methods from different types of credentials to verify a user’s identity.

The types of other authenticating credentials are:

When you enable MFA, if cyber criminals manage to hack your password, multi factor authentication can keep them from breaching all of your accounts. However, cyber thieves always find new ways to get around cyber security protections. Here are a few MFA hacking tricks used by hackers:

The Best Way To Set Up Multifactor Authentication For Your SMB

Fortunately, there are a few basic steps you can take to mitigate hacker MFA workarounds:

DIGIGUARD’s Innovative Solutions For SMBs

As your SMB grows, expands its network and adds more platforms and devices, such as Bluetooth devices, smart controls, wireless access and remote access, your network vulnerability grows, too. MFA is just one security layer required to fully protect your computer system. DIGIGUARD specializes in proactive cyber security and network security and has a wide array of solutions for small to midsized businesses to defend against cyberattacks. They are cyber security experts who can ensure your confidential personal, business and financial data have the best protection possible. Furthermore, they can help establish cyber security best practices and provide employee training so your staff doesn’t inadvertently expose your company to a cyberattack. That training will work in tandem with the rest of your cyber protections so that everyone knows what they must do to prevent a data breach and precisely what to do in the event of a cyberattack. DIGIGUARD’s services in cyber security are up-to-the-minute and cost-effective. They enable SMB owners to concentrate on operating their businesses without fear of a data breach crippling their operations.

Contact DIGIGUARD CYBER SECURITY at 833-332-CYBER (833-332-9237) to discuss MFA protections and the best all-encompassing cyber protection for your home or SMB before you face a crippling cyberattack.