Google puts two-factor authentication as basic
Google puts two-factor authentication as basic

Google will take a very important step in making people's two-factor authentication the default to keep user accounts safe.

The company wrote on a blog that if the account is set up correctly, customers will soon be signed up for two-factor authentication (2-step verification or 2SV).

You can verify this by verifying the security of your Google account.

After activation, users will receive a prompt on their smartphone to confirm that the attempt to sign in with their Google account is valid.

"Signing in with a mobile device allows users to authenticate more securely than using a separate password," said Mark Reischer, Google's chief product manager.

Phone alerts are more secure than intercepted SMS.

If standard two-factor authentication isn't for you, you can always use a physical security key (like a YubiKey or Google Titan) to protect your account.

The search giant added the ability to use an Android smartphone as a security key in 2019, and this option has since expanded to the iPhone.

This step is part of Google's move into the future. You never need a password. The statement was also released on World Password Day.

Google said: 66% of Americans admit to using the same password on multiple sites, making all of those accounts vulnerable to hacking.

Search Giant encourages customers to run a quick corporate security check to make sure account settings are correct and secure.

Google found in the post that there is a secure password manager for Chrome, Android and iOS that can automatically fill in your login information in websites and apps.

Google's password manager may not be for you, but it is free and easy to use.

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