Google will enable two-factor authentication by default on login

Google said on Thursday (06) that it will soon start notifying users of company accounts to enable by default two-step authentication on company accounts.

Still without a deadline, the company will send notifications leading the user to activate the smartphone or other device to be the “second factor” of the login, that is, an extra layer of security beyond the password to prevent intrusions and theft of credentials .

Currently, the mechanism works quite simply: after configuring the Google account settings, any new login registered requires you to respond to a window that appears on the mobile confirming your identity.

goodbye passwords

According to the brand, the step is necessary for it to build “advanced device security technologies” to completely eliminate the use of passwords in everyday life and prevent cyber crimes — many of them caused by mass leaks of information or weak codes that are easily guessed. In 2018, only 10% of the Gmail user base used the feature.

As an option, Google will also allow the use of physical security keys, such as the Titan, which is manufactured in-house.

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