What is Dual Factor Authentication?

There are three (3) commonly accepted authentication factors:

~~ What You Have – fairly useless by itself as an object (like a key or card) works just as well for a thief as for you.

~~ What You Know – Information unique to your life experience. Have you ever heard: “it’s not ‘what’ you know, but ‘who’ you know” that assists success.

~~ What you Are – This is the terrifying one. When your fingerprint, voice print, iris scan, DNA analysis, etc. belong to a hacker, your identity is permanently compromised.

Combining any of the two (2) factors is much wiser. Example: a digital device has a unique ID authorized to you. Require recognition of your hidden childhood friend’s face and you enjoy easy TWO FACTOR AUTHENTICATION.

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