The web that we’re all familiar with is the global public network that we can easily access from any browser on any device with an internet connection. The web comprises the surface web and the deep web. The surface refers to all the content that’s indexed by the search engines, namely websites and public forums, whereas the deep web refers to everything that’s locked behind login forms, such as email services, online bank accounts, and anything protected by a paywall.
Multifactor authentication (MFA) combines two or more independent credentials to verify the identity of a user logging in to a system. These credentials may include two or more of the following:
Something the user knows, such as a password
Something the user has, such as an SMS code
Something the user is, such as a fingerprint scan
The purpose of MFA is to create a layered defense system that reduces reliance on passwords and exponentially improves protection against attacks like the following:
#1. Keylogger malware
Keyloggers are malicious programs installed by hackers to record the input of information via a keyboard.
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