Why You Shouldn’t Use SMS For 2FA
Two factor authentication (2FA) provides an extra layer of security that passwords alone can’t provide. Requiring an extra step for users to verify their identity reduces the chance a bad actor can gain access to data however.
One of the most common methods of 2FA is SMS text messages. The problem is that SMS isn’t actually a secure medium. Hackers have several tools in their arsenal that can intercept, phish, and spoof SMS.