Google will soon enable two-factor authentication for all eligible users by default

 

Google will soon enable two-factor authentication for all eligible users by default

Google is about to take a very important security improvement step, which will help keep user accounts more secure: it will allow people to join two-factor authentication by default. Today, the company wrote in a blog post that if a customer’s account is “configured properly”, it will soon start registering for two-factor authentication (or “two-step verification”) by default for customers.


Once enabled, the user will be in the smartphone receive a prompt to verify whether trying to use their Google account to log on legitimate behavior. “Google’s senior director of product management, Mark Riche, said: “Using their mobile devices to log in provides people with a more secure and reliable authentication experience than a simple password. Reminders on mobile apps are more secure than text messages because text messages can be intercepted by a variety of methods).


If standard two-factor authentication is inconvenient to use, users can also choose to use physical security keys, such as YubiKey or Google’s own Titan, as another way to protect their accounts. As early as 2019, Google also added an option as a security key to Android smartphones and has since expanded to iPhones.


This is all part of Google’s promotion of “One day you don’t need a password at all.” This news was announced on World Crypto Day. What’s disturbing is that even after countless major hacking attacks and password leaks, a survey from Google shows that 66% of Americans “still admit to using the same password on multiple websites, which makes all these accounts in any one Accounts are vulnerable when they are attacked.”

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