Microsoft reminds admins that using multi-factor authentication blocks 99.9% of account hacks

Microsoft reminds admins that using multi-factor authentication blocks 99.9% of account hacks. The stat is legitimate not only for Microsoft Windows and its apps but for any other profile, website, or online service. Multi-factor authentication includes any techniques ranging from simple SMS-based one-time passwords to advanced biometrics like face ID or fingerprint scanning. Microsoft experts note that user passwords, no matter how complex or unique users make them, are largely irrelevant and ineffective today as hackers use a variety of methods to steal user credentials including passwords. Google reiterated much the same thing in May when they encouraged users to add a recovery phone number to their account which blocks 100% of automated bot attacks, 99% of bulk phishing attacks, and 66% of targeted phishing attacks. ZDNet