NIST Prepares to Ban SMS-Based Two-Factor Authentication

The US National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the latest draft version of the Digital Authentication Guideline that contains language hinting at a future ban of SMS-based Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).

The Digital Authentication Guideline (DAG) is a set of rules used by software makers to build secure services, and by government and private agencies to assess the security of their services and software.

NIST experts are constantly updating the guideline, in an effort to keep pace with the rapid change in the IT sector.

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