Security

Using Multifactor Authentication to Authorize Mainframe Access

Provided by Micro Focus

Category Security

Type White Paper

Length 4

Publish Date February 07 2018

Date posted February 07 2018

Overview

When you rely on usernames and passwords, you’re practically handing hackers the keys to your kingdom. Savvy criminals write advanced algorithms to find ports of entry. Then, when the same password is used for multiple apps, hackers who have cracked one password can snoop around wherever they please. For example, a hacker might steal a user’s Facebook password and in so doing gain access to your entire corporate infrastructure. That is a huge cause for concern. The bottom line is that usernames and passwords are things a user has to know. And those things can be captured or stolen with relative ease. On their own, they just aren’t secure enough.

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