The growing threat from multi-factor authentication fatigue

04/11/2022 | The Register

Multi-factor authentication (MFA) fatigue is a growing cybersecurity threat that enables attackers to gain entry to systems. MFA fatigue attacks occur when an attacker repeatedly uses stolen credentials to attempt to sign into a protected account, inundating the user with notifications to verify it is them. Initially, the user will select the prompt saying it isn't them trying to sign in, but after a while, they get tired and accept it to stop their phone from going off, thinking that its a fault or a glitch in the system. 

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