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Google to Make 2FA Mandatory for All Accounts

Security is a big aspect of what a lot of tech companies are looking into these days, and one of the biggest players in this regard is obviously Google. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Google is taking a big step in this regard by making it mandatory for people that have Google accounts to start using 2FA.

Two factor authentication is definitely a very effective way for people to keep themselves safe because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up protecting them even if someone finds out their password. While this will most definitely boost security for the average person that has a Google account, it should also be noted that this will make it a bit more complicated for some people to access their accounts, but suffice it to say that that might be a sacrifice that Google is willing to make with all things having been considered and taken into account.

Google has also been working on a new form of security called two step verification, and it has already signed up 150 million users to it. This mandatory 2FA requirement might be a stepping stone to Google standardizing 2SV across the board, something that might just end up making Google the most secure tech service provider in the world if the rollout goes according to plan.

It should be admitted that the vast majority of people out there aren’t really taking care of their online security, and this means that companies like Google need to step in and potentially take matters into their own hands. This could be the very thing that helps online security improve by forcing everyone to adopt 2FA, although some might dislike the fact that they didn’t have a choice in the matter.


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