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What Is a Soft Token?

A soft token is a software-based security token used for multi-factor authentication, often replacing traditional hardware tokens like key fobs or USB tokens. Soft tokens are generated on common devices like smartphones, enhancing security by providing an additional authentication layer. They are a cost-effective and scalable solution often used by industries handling personal data like healthcare or financial institutions. However, their level of security depends on the device’s operating system and client software.

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