How to avoid Account Takeover!!!
How does Yubikey help to protect
Account takeover (ATO) is a type of cybercrime in which an attacker gains unauthorized access to an online account. This can be done by stealing the user’s password, or by exploiting a security vulnerability in the website or app.
YubiKey can help protect against account takeover in a number of ways.
1. Adds an extra layer of security to online logins.
This means that even if an attacker has your password, they will still need to have physical possession of your YubiKey in order to log in to your account.
2. YubiKey is not susceptible to phishing attacks
This is because phishing attacks rely on the attacker tricking you into entering your password on a fake website. However, with YubiKey, you will only be able to log in to your account if you physically press the button on your YubiKey. This means that even if you fall for a phishing attack, the attacker will not be able to log in to your account without your YubiKey.
3. Used to generate one-time passwords (OTPs)
OTPs are a type of two-factor authentication that is more secure than passwords alone. This is because OTPs are constantly changing, so even if an attacker has your password, they will not be able to use it to log in to your account if they do not also have the current OTP.
4. Used to revoke access to an account if it is compromised
This can be done by generating a new key pair and deleting the old key pair.
5. Used to generate audit logs that can help to track down attackers
These logs can show when and where a YubiKey was used to access an account.
6. Used to enforce strong password policies
This can help to prevent attackers from guessing or cracking passwords.