What’s the Difference Between 2FA and MFA?
You know how the Star Wars versus Star Trek debate is like “comparing apples and oranges”? Well, the same concept applies when trying to compare Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) with Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
Yes, there are some similarities, but there are some fundamental differences as well — and it’s the distinctions that tell the story. You see, all 2FA are MFA, but not all MFA are 2FA! Let’s take a closer look:
What is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)?
2FA combines something you know, like a password, with something you have, such as a mobile phone. 2FA obliges you use both elements to authenticate your identity.
What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?
MFA takes this one step further by combining something you know, something you have, and something that is unique to your physical being — like your retina or fingerprint. You need all of them to authenticate your identity.
Read the entire article here, What’s the Difference Between 2FA and MFA?
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