MFA Number Matching: A new Feature from Microsoft

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MFA number matching is a key security upgrade to traditional Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). It will come into effect from 8th May 2023 and will only impact application approvals within the Microsoft Authenticator application (so, not via SMS/text). 

The upgrade prevents users from accidentally or blindly authorising a rogue login attempt since the application will prompt users to match a number presented on the sign-in window rather than simply accepting or denying log-in requests. 

This new form of MFA has a lot of advantages and is one of the most secure ways to log into your Microsoft account.  

Download the below PDF to find out more about the update and why accidental logins are a thing of the past. 

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