I admit it. I hate passwords. I had been using the same variant of one password since 2002. If you’re like me, you find passwords annoying. You might not like Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) either, also called 2 factor authentication (2FA). I hate using it, as it adds precious seconds to complete logging into my daily work applications.
But something happened recently that caused me to change my tune and banished my beloved go-to p@ssw0rD. I had my personal email hacked and multiple accounts compromised. It was a Nightmare Scenario. After dozens of calls and wasted hours on the phone with banks, merchant services, and other financial institutions, I can almost laugh about it now.
Here’s my confession: I spend my working life preaching about Security, Firewalls, AV, Ransomware etc., but I don’t practice what I preach. I’m hoping to pass on to you the reality of my personal experience: hackers are out there and waiting to take advantage of your business and personal accounts. I encourage you change your passwords and enable MFA. Using MFA Blocks 99.9% of account hacks. And by the way, it won’t cost you a cent to do it, just your time.
Microsoft Article: Using MFA Blocks 99.9% of account hacks
How Multifactor Authentication Keeps your SMB’s Valuable Data 99.9% Secure