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How well do you understand multifactor authentication and the authentication factors that support it? Take our quiz to find out. 

Need a little test prep first? See our glossary Words to Go: Multifactor authentication for brief explanations of the terms you will be tested on.

1. An authentication factor is a category of credential for user identification, often described as something you know, something you have and something you ___.
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2. Is the familiar user name and password combination an example of single-factor authentication (SFA) or two-factor authentication (2FA)?
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3. What authentication factor category does biometric data fall into?
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4. OTP tokens were originally hardware devices but are becoming more common as a component of mobile apps, such as Google Authenticator. What does OTP stand for?
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5. In conjunction with a mobile app that generates a passcode, a smart phone can satisfy the _______ factor requirement for two-factor authentication.
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 6. What’s the difference between two-factor authentication and two-step verification?
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7. What authentication factor is added to the three standard categories to provide four-factor authentication?
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8. OOB authentication requires user verification methods sent through two separate communication channels. What does OOB stand for?
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9. What’s the difference between user authentication and machine authentication?
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10. FIDO is an open standard for a secure and easy-to-use universal authentication interface created to address the lack of interoperability among strong authentication devices. What does FIDO stand for?
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