Risk-Based Authentication

KZero Staff
Oct 18, 2023

Risk-based authentication is a layer of security designed to assess the probability of account compromise with each login. If a system detects an unusual request or suspects malicious activity, it usually asks users to verify their identity through various methods. Examples of risk-based authentication include:

  • Being prompted by a system to authenticate yourself via biometric authentication.
  • A website asks users to enter a code sent to a mobile device.
  • An application requiring two-factor authentication when attempting to log in from an unknown location.
  • Answering security questions to access sensitive data.
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