Cybersecurity Myths That Are Harming Your Business  

15 January 2021:

There's something undeniably compelling about a good myth. Maybe that's because a dose of escapism does our brain good, and it's fun to spend a few moments wondering about deadly alligators populating the New York City sewer system or Walt Disney's cryogenically frozen head waiting to be brought back to life.

But while those myths are fun, some of the myths about cybersecurity are downright dangerous. That's because a misunderstanding of what does and does not protect your digital footprint can lead to devastating breaches. It's time to bust the myths and get back to better protection.

 

1. Multi-factor authentication prevents credential stuffing.

Multi-factor authentication is a great tool in cybersecurity, but it doesn't prevent credential stuffing. Here's why: When an attacker tries to log in with incorrect credentials, the server will respond with an error message. When the credentials are correct, the server will ask for a second factor of authentication. Either way, the attacker gains information, and any information can be used to aid in an attack.

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Source: Forbes

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