Google has automatically enabled 2SV for more than 150 million accounts

Last year, Google has started to automatically enable 2-Step Verification for end users. It’s now done successfully for 150 million people and this 2SV claim has resulted in a 50% reduction in compromised Google Accounts.

The company announced these results – “versus non-subscribers” in 2SV – as part of Safer Internet Day. Google will resume automatic enrollment in 2022, although it doesn’t provide some other goal, as it prevents someone with your password from logging into your account unless they also have access to your account. actual access to your phone.

This drop speaks volumes about how effective a second form of verification is in protecting your data and personal information. And while we’re proud of these early results and pleased with the feedback we’ve received from users and the community, we’re excited about the other ongoing work we’re doing. show up behind the scenes.

Two-factor authentication (2FA) involves tapping ‘yes’ on a signed-in phone after entering your email and password, or plugging in (or tapping via NFC) a physical security key into the device. Security key integrated into Android Bluetooth communication is also available, while Google Smart Lock app for iOS. Overall, Google says that today “more than two billion devices around the world automatically support this technology”.

Google encourages people to enable 2SV manually on their accounts, as well as periodically Security check and use a password manager. There are also Advanced Protection Program for high profile users.

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