Google two-factor authentication to be turned on by default. The company is close to taking a very important that will help in keeping user accounts more protected. It is going to enroll people in Google two-factor authentication by default.
Google wrote in a blog post that it will soon begin accepting people in the company’s two-step verification. As it calls it if only their accounts are “appropriately configured”.
Once Google enables the Google two-factor authentication, they will get a prompt on their mobile phone. Asking them to verify that an attempted login with their Google account is authorized.
Google’s Senior Director of Product Management Say concerning Google two-factor authentication
Here is what Mark Risher, Google’s Senior Director of Product Management said:
“Using their mobile device to sign in gives people a safer and more secure authentication experience than passwords alone”.
On-phone alerts are safer than SMS messages, which can be interrupted
However, if standard Google two-factor authentication does not cut for you. Then you can make use of a physical security key. (just like the ones from Google’s own Titan or YubiKey) as another means of protecting your account.
Going back to 2019, Google also included the option for Android smartphones to operate as a security key. And since, this has been expanded to iPhones.
These are all part of Google’s effort for a “future where one day you won’t need a password at all”. And the news comes on World Password Day.
Sadly, even after numerous vast hacks and password dump. Google mentions that 66% of Americans “still admit to using the same password across multiple sites. Which makes all those accounts vulnerable if anyone falls.”
Google warns its customers to go through the quick security checkup of the company. To make sure that their settings, as well as their account protections, are where they ought to be.