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Google Adds On To The List Of Tech Firms Enabling Varieties Of Two Factor Authentication Method

Fairly recently, Google added on to their updates by having Google Chrome 93 on Android and Chrome 92 on Mac and iOS by launching two main updates across the board that consist of news for safety and security in a cyberly aggressive world. The first one of these is the much talked about two factor authentication method to be introduced for Google sign ups across all versions of Chrome and first time sign ins. The second update revolves around the various methods of log in and two factor authentication have been provided.

The first one of these methods revolve around the older prompt display. In this method, the initial device or the main associated mobile phone device will be indicated with a prompt and informed of an addition to the devices associated with the account. If the individual logging in is the one with the initial email and mobile phone, then tapping on the, yes that is me, icon will do the trick of logging you in. Despite being the most unsafe and highly susceptible to mobile spyware, this prompt display option is much more widely used than the rest of the two across all companies.

The second of these methods focuses on a smart key that would be provided to an existing email login. This would have the accessing phone display an option where it would ask for a key. This key would be available in the original device where a prompt would be displayed and tapping the yes it is me option would unlock the key. After entering the correct key, both devices will load the app and sync all that is required. As an alteration to the old prompt option, Google has now introduced that the original device be in close proximity to the one that is signed in on. This adds an extra layer as there is a need for both the devices to be present for a successful sign in.

The third of these methods revolves around Google Chrome getting a sign in prompt and then getting the signing in process underway. This method is the most recent introduction and possibly an effort by Google to connect and link all Google Applications along with providing backup with computers and an effective complaint system for registering problems. With the two factor authentication now in action across the sign in, complaints of cyber crime and email vandalism are expected to decrease. However, to say this with surety is a big question mark as there is little surety to the adoption of this method as Twitter just saw only 2% of its users adopt this.


H/T: 9To5G.

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