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Credential leaks are growing on the dark web

Last year saw a 429% increase in credentials exposed on the dark web. MFA has become an essential security layer to ensure that whoever is entering credentials is the real user and not a usurper.

Old mobile numbers can compromise unsecure MFA systems

A recent study has analyzed the risks of reusing old mobile phone numbers. It found cases where new users received SMS messages with access to confidential information of the previous owners and also links to some of their online accounts due to MFA of those accounts.

How Cybercriminals Avoid MFA and Tips to Stop Them

As we often point out, layered defenses are essential for protecting valuable assets because there is no bulletproof solution in the security industry. Case in point: while multi-factor authentication (MFA) is considered one of the most crucial security defenses in existence, cybercriminals can…