No, SMS 2 Factor Authentication Is Not Safe

Don Wickelgren
May 8, 2021

Years ago I stopped using SMS for authentication but banks are a moribund lot. They have limited ways and been slow to update to be tech. Sure this was pretty good 10 years ago. Now it’s a weapon that harms us.
Take a lesson and move all your 2FA to good authentication tools.



Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.