Towards an Extra Layer of Security: The Cost of Two-Factor Authentication

Hari Om Prakash
March 2015
Electronics For You;Mar2015, Vol. 3 Issue 11, p72
The article discusses the advantages of two-factor authentication (TFA) including the reduction of incidence of online identify theft, phishing expeditions and other online frauds, and increases the level of security. Disadvantages of TFA include the increase inconvenience to the user when increasing the level of security, possibility of hacking physical component and its reliance on physical hardware devices. A chart is also presented that lists several tokens/services available in the market.


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