150 Million Google User Accounts Will Automatically Be Enrolled Into 2FA

The technique, often known as two-factor authentication, is essentially a two-step verification, as the name suggests. Users log in using two authentication factors: one can be a password or a passcode, while the other can be a biometric factor (such as a facial scan or fingerprints) or a token.

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When 2SV is enabled on a Google Account and a user signs in with the proper username and password, they are prompted to provide an extra form of verification to confirm they are the account owner.

A code from an authenticator app or text, Google Prompt, a security key, such as a Yubikey or Google Titan, or even an iOS device can be used for this extra verification.

As reported by BleepingComputer, Google stated that by the end of the year, 150 million additional Google Accounts would be automatically enrolled in 2SV.

2SV has been core to Google’s own security practices and today we make it seamless for our users with a Google prompt, which requires a simple tap on your device to prove it’s really you trying to sign in. And because we know the best way to

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