Google is now automatically turning on two-factor authentication for some accounts

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Google is now automatically turning on two-factor authentication for some accounts
Google has started enabling two-factor authentication by default.Google
  • Google has started enabling two-factor authentication by default.
  • This will be enabled only for the users who have enrolled in two-step verification and their accounts have been configured.
  • Google has added that two-factor authentication will be made mandatory in the future.
Google has taken another step to protect users from security threats by enabling two-step verification (2SV) or two-factor authentication on their accounts. The search giant has said that it will soon start enabling two-factor authentication by default for select users.

This was announced by the company in a blog post on the occasion of World Password Day. In its post, the company highlighted the steps it is taking to properly secure users’ passwords.

“Soon we’ll start automatically enrolling users in 2SV if their accounts are appropriately configured,” said Mark Risher, Google’s senior director of product management.

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“One of the best ways to protect your account from a breached or bad password is by having a second form of verification in place – another way for your account to confirm it is really you logging in,” added Risher.

Google has said that two-factor authentication will only be enabled in those accounts that have been configured for it. You can check if your account has been configured through Google’s account security checkup.

Google is now automatically turning on two-factor authentication for some accounts
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Google has said that this is a part of its push for a “future where one day you won’t need a password at all.”
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While the two-factor authentication is currently optional, Google is expected to make it mandatory in the future. The company in its blog post also advised users to use its free password manager and perform the security check-up which informs you if any of your passwords has been compromised.

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