Google on Thursday declared that they’ll only allow user’s enrollment if the two-step verification is used and is securely configured.
Google is adding an additional feature to further secure its users. It will now require a two-step verification process. Just enter your verification code then you are good to go. This is Google’s answer to security threats on its user’s Facebook, WhatsApp, and Google accounts from various hackers.
Google is tightening its security measures by adding a two-steps verification
Hackers and Phishers are rampant these days and an improved security system is definitely a must. Thus, the tech giant Google is boosting its security for the benefit of its user’s privacy. Google will start the two-factor authentication as a default requirement when a new user starts to enroll in their system.
Google on Thursday announced in a blog that the users of their system will need to do a two-step verification process. Users need to enter code in order to verify if they are the one who is making a Google prompt. Verification code will be sent to their mobile phones every time they try to log in.
In a blog, Mark Risher, the Director of Product Management, said that it will soon require users for added measure. Users will be automatically using the 2SV functions if their accounts are fully verified by the system.
This can be then checked by hitting the security checkup in your google accounts. Moreover, your smartphones will be asked to sign in. This is to give you a more secure authentication experience than using the mere password.
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Using this feature, only the real Google account users will be able to log in to the account. Thus, making it difficult to penetrate. Without the user’s smartphone, anyone having the username and password cannot access the account. This is because a verification code will be sent to the user’s registered mobile number via SMS, voice call. Or using the Google app when accessing the Gmail account.
Google also included in the blog report that it has built-in security keys directly to Android devices. And launched our Google Smart Lock app for iOS. Thus, letting the users use their phones as their secondary form of confirmation.
Google aims to eliminate passwords
During World Password Day, Google declares that they want more users to sign up for the two-step verification procedures. Google will begin its campaign by sending prompts to its two billion Gmail users. Moreover, it will soon begin its two-step verification to its new users.
Google aims for the total elimination of passwords because most users tend to use the same password for all accounts. Thus, the latest features made by Google lessen the distribution of credentials across the web. Including Password Import, Password Manager, and Security Checkup.
Risher added in the blog that: Soon, we are hoping that the stolen passwords will be outdated. But until then, Google will continue to keep you and your passwords safe from any forms of attacks.