Google is going to take a critical step that will helps its user to keep their accounts more secure. Now, Google will enroll people in two-factor authentication by default.
Today the company wrote in a blog post that it will soon start enlisting its clients in two-factor authentication (or “two-step verification,” as Google calls it) if their accounts are “appropriately configured.”
Once the two-factor authentication is enabled, the users will obtain a notification on their smartphone about whether the login attempt made for your account is legitimate or not.
Google’s senior director of product management, Mark Risher said, using the mobile device as a medium to sign in offers people a safer and more reliable authentication experience than just passwords alone. (On-phone alerts are safer and more secure than SMS messages)
In January 2020, Google declared that iPhones running iOS 10 or later could be utilized as security keys to verify sign-ins on Chrome OS, iOS, macOS, and Windows 10 devices without pairing.
In past, the tech giant company also made utilizing the security key built-in Android phones running Android 7.0+ (Nougat) generally available and enabled iOS users to verify sign-ins into Google and Google Cloud services using Android phones set up as security keys.
Two-Factor Authentication (2FA-2SV) Alternative
If you aren’t satisfied with standard two-factor authentication, you can always utilize a physical security key similar to those from YubiKey, or Google authenticator as another option to secure your account.
And in 2019, Google also added the option for Android smartphones to serve as a security key, and this feature has since been extended to iPhones.
Google recommends its clients perform Google’s quick security checkup to ensure that the account protection settings are properly set up.