Google is taking important steps to ensure the online security of its users on World Password Day. The company knows that a password alone is not enough to protect your account. Therefore, it will enable two-factor authentication (2FA) for all users in the official blog post.
Google said that soon “if the user’s account is configured correctly, they will automatically register with 2SV.” Here, 2SV stands for two-step verification, and Google calls it a two-factor authentication system.
The company has not clarified what it means to set it up correctly. However, we assume that if you have an Android phone connected to your Google account or an iPhone connected to the Google Smart Lock app (free), then you should be able to log in easily. Your account does not have a password.
After enabling two-factor authentication, a message will appear on your smartphone confirming that you are trying to log in to your Google account. Mark Richer, director of product management, identity, and user security, said in an official blog post: “When logging in with a mobile device, you can get a more secure authentication and experience than a password alone.”
Now, in addition to using your smartphone as a two-factor authentication device, you can also use a physical security key to further protect your Google account. You can also disable two-factor authentication. However, this is not recommended. In the event of online data leakage and account leakage, we recommend that you improve the security of your account.
To protect your personal information, we recommend that you check whether your password was lost during the Internet data breach, reset your password and set up two-step verification for all accounts. And use a password management application to improve security. In addition, we recommend against using weak passwords that are easy to crack and allow access to your account.