technology giant Google plans to make two-factor authentication automatic for users soon, a report from claims PC world.
In a statement to PC World, Mark Risher, director of product management for identity and user security at Google, stated that the company “will automatically register users in 2SV [what Google calls 2FA] if their accounts are configured accordingly. However, the report added that the software giant would also give users the option to log out.
In a statement attributed to Risher, Google reportedly said, “More factors mean stronger protection, but we need to make sure users aren’t accidentally locked out of their accounts. So let’s start with the users for whom it will be the.” the least disruptive change and plan to expand from there based on the results. ”
Risher also said in the statement that passwords are “the greatest threat to your online security,” possibly due to the fact that they can be stolen and are difficult to remember, leading to users reusing old passwords. This increases the risk of putting multiple accounts at risk if the passwords fall into the wrong hands.
Currently, Google offers you the option to secure your account with two-factor authentication. This will give you a notification to confirm signing in from another device. However, this option is still optional. 2-factor authentication aims to add an extra layer of protection to your account. If someone else tries to sign into your account, they’ll need the Security code sent to your phone.