Google enables two-factor authentication by default for millions of users

Google enables two-factor authentication by default for millions of users

Google initially disclosed this in May, when it stated that two-factor authentication would be enabled by default.

Google is commemorating Cybersecurity Awareness Month by announcing that by the end of the year, it will automatically enable two-factor authentication for its 150 million Google accounts.

The password serves as a means of authenticating access to an account.

However, if the password is discovered, the account's security may be jeopardised.

Two-factor authentication comes into play in this situation.

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Two-factor authentication protects your account by adding an extra layer of protection in the form of one-time passwords (OTPs) that we get on our phones or backup emails.

Google initially disclosed this in May, when it stated that two-factor authentication would be enabled by default.

Google, on the other hand, said today that it is now auto-enrolling accounts with sufficient backup systems in place (about 150 million accounts), assuring a smooth transition.

What is two-factor authentication, and how does it work?

The password serves as a means of authenticating access to an account.

However, if the password is discovered, the account's security may be jeopardised.

Two-factor authentication comes into play in this situation.

Two-factor authentication protects your account by adding an extra layer of protection in the form of one-time passwords (OTPs) that we get on our phones or backup emails.

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