Is SMS Secure?

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In this whitepaper we examine the security risks of using SMS and its suitability for 2FA and MFA.

The security of SMS has been a concern for many years, since the first SMS message was sent in 1992. This concern has been exacerbated by security incidents via insider attacks at telcos, SIM swaps by hackers and SMS keys being compromised at REDDIT, to name a few examples, which have led to the perception that SMS is not entirely secure. But, does this mean that businesses should be avoiding SMS 2FA and MFA? Despite issues with SMS and the detractors railing against its use, with good security and best practices in place, there is still a place for SMS 2FA and MFA today.

Read the white paper to find out more about:

  • The history of SMS 2FA and MFA and how attacks and security has evolved.
  • The REDDIT Debacle, SMS interception and other threats, such as SIM hijacking
  • SMS 2FA and how best practices, understanding your risks, and applying the correct security and monitoring can still provide a valid mechanism for authenticating your users.

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