As cybersecurity professionals we know a “strong” password is, supposedly, one that is at least 8 characters long with a combination of upper case, lower case, numbers, and special characters. But, as Bob Dylan said, the times they are a-changing. There is new movement in the industry to move away from this traditional password guidance to something more secure, user-centric, and friendly.
The most common two-factor authentication method is a password and a time-based one-time password (TOTP), which can be sent to your phone via SMS. So even if your password is compromised, the cybercriminals will need the second factor, a code sent to your phone, to log into your account. However, using SMS for two-factor authentication is not considered safe anymore. Why is it not safe anymore? What should we use then?
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