It’s the world day of the word of understanding and mark the occasion indicating how the passwords alone are not enough to secure your accounts and data. The company places greater emphasis on two-factor authentication (called two-step verification or 2SV) by activating Google accounts by default.
People who have created 2SV will be asked to confirm that the right person has access to an account from on his phone. The company says it will soon start turning on 2SV for everyone automatically, as long as its Google account is set up in the right way. You can check if this is the case for you through your Google account . You will have the option to give up, but this is perhaps not the best course of action.
This is an expansion of Google has been around for a while. You may be asked to confirm your identity with an Android prompt or through , Gmail or Google app on iPhone, as long as you’re signed in to the same account. Touching a prompt is certainly easier than having it and Google says it is safer than other 2SV methods. Although this only works for Google accounts, it is highly recommended to enable two-factor authentication on all accounts that support it.
Passwords aren’t entirely a thing of the past, though. In a announcing the 2SV change, Google noted that it has a security for Chrome, Android is which can automatically complete your login details on sites and apps. Google Password Manager is not required , but it’s free, easy to use and much better than not having one.
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