New Update Advanced Microsoft Authenticator Security Features Now Generally Available


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Jul 27, 2015
After announcing the public preview of critical Microsoft Authenticator security features, we’re thrilled today to share that these features are now Generally Available for you to further secure your organization:
  1. Admins can now prevent accidental approvals in Microsoft Authenticator with number matching, location context, and application context.
  2. Admins can now better manage the Microsoft Authenticator app with new Admin UX and Admin APIs.
For more details about these exciting features, please read below: 

Last month, we talked about the increase in MFA fatigue attacks and recommended best practices organizations should adopt to increase their security. To protect you, we’ll automatically enable critical security features to tackle ever-changing threat vectors. At the end of February 2023, we’ll enable number matching for all Authenticator users. We highly recommend that you leverage the rollout controls and deploy these exciting security upgrades to Microsoft Authenticator.

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