• Google confirms that two-factor authentication will become mandatory in the future

    1 month ago - By AndroidPhoneFans

    Securing your online passwords is one of the, if not THE, most important things that you can do. You never want to come across a situation where your Google, Facebook, or even your online banking password has been hacked and all of your personal information has been taken advantage of by hackers. That's why two-factor authentication is extremely important, as it provides another line of defense when it comes to keeping your accounts secure. In celebration of World Password Day , Google has made a few announcements in regards to keeping your Google account secure. The company confirmed that...
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  • Google will automatically enroll users in two-factor authentication soon

    Google will automatically enroll users in two-factor authentication soon

    1 month ago - By PC World

    Most security experts agree that two-factor authentication is a critical part of securing your online accounts. Google agrees, but it's taking an extra step: It's going to automatically sign Google account holders up for two-factor accounts. In a way, Google sees two-factor authentication as a replacement for passwords, which Mark Risher, Google's director of product management for identity and user security, in a statement called “the single biggest threat to your online security.” Because they're easy to steal and hard to remember, users will end up reusing passwords. If stolen, they can...
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  • Apple should follow Google's lead and force 2FA on all accounts

    Apple should follow Google's lead and force 2FA on all accounts

    1 month ago - By Macworld

    In honor of World Password Day, Google will automatically enable two-factor authentication for all Google account holders who have proper recovery information on their accounts. That's fantastic news and a bold step for Google, and I hope Apple follows suit.
    In May 2019, Google announced that there are some 1.5 billion users around the world, so this is no small feat. It's not known how many haven't turned on 2FA, but my guess is a lot, so this change will likely affect hundreds of millions of users. Thus, Google is letting users opt-out if they don't want 2FA, which some will surely do...
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  • Google is turning on two-factor authentication by default

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    You'll only need to tap a prompt to confirm your identity.
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