Office 365 Multifactor Authentication Done Right
Dark Reading, June 27th , 2019
July 7, 2019,
Volume 256, Issue 1

Why the ubiquitous nature of Office 365 poses unique challenges for MFA-based security and how organizations can protect themselves

"Attacks like password spraying, brute force, and phishing have targeted Office 365 cloud users for years," notes Yassir Abousselham in Dark Reading

"Most incidents share a common thread: access to the right combinations of usernames and passwords along with legacy authentication mechanisms like basic authentication.

Attacks targeting email accounts protected only by single factor authentication, such as a password - even a 'strong' password - see a higher probability of success. Against these odds, MFA has become a necessary line of defense. Using strong factors discourages attacks by introducing an extra layer of authentication to complete the sign-in process..."

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