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Google will turn on two-step authentication for all users - Communications - Science and Technology

Google will turn on two-step authentication for all users – Communications – Science and Technology

With a simple password, you won’t be able to sign in to your Google account as of November. Google is required to enable two-way authentication for all users.

In the first half of May, Google announced that it would require its users to activate two-step authentication. “Classic passwords have already exhausted their security capabilities and are no longer sufficient to protect your account from theft,” the company said on its blog at the time. For this reason, it has gradually reintroduced a two-step identity verification process for hundreds of millions of accounts, which in practice means that users will not be able to log into their account simply by entering a password. If they log into their account from a new device or location other than usual, they will also need to verify their identity with another authentication element, such as Google Smart Lock or Google Authenticator.

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Two-step identity verification, Google From November 4, Google will also activate two-step identity verification for the remaining accounts.

These days, Google has sent users another warning email informing them that it will activate verification on all remaining accounts. There are supposed to be as many as 150 million of them. Only 10 percent of all active Google accounts used two-step verification three years ago. The change also applies to accounts linked to the Google Ads platform or YouTube video creator accounts.

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