NIST Softens Guidance on SMS Authentication

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What a difference a year makes. As related in AppDev Magazine’s recent newsletter, just one year after NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued guidance that found SMS insecure and no longer suitable as a strong authentication mechanism; it has backpedaled to reduce their previously strong statements and instead offers a new, softer recommendation. According to this article, NIST proposed “deprecating” SMS 2FA last year because of vulnerabilities… Read more

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