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What is Authentication?

Everybody logs into web sites. What do you do when you log in? You enter a username and password. Why do we need a password, cannot we just say 'my username is so and so'? Well, its fairly obvious that we cannot do that - as anyone can say that their username is what mine is. It means that we prove our ownership of that username by the password we provide. [...]

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Multi-Factor Authentication

In the security world, the techniques we use for authentication (proving somebody's identity) are considered to belong to 3 types of factors.[...]

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