Google began enabling two-step verification (2SV) earlier this year to improve account security. The tech giant now says it will auto-enroll an additional 150 million Google users for the process by the end of 2021. Google believes that two-step verification is one of the most reliable ways to prevent unauthorized access to accounts and networks. In addition to Google account holders, two million YouTube creators must essentially turn on 2SV. In addition, Google is also rolling out the ability to view saved passwords directly in the Google app menu.
one in blog posthandjob Google says it wants to make 2SV mandatory for more users by the end of this year. This means users will essentially have to go through an additional step – verification via phone, email or security key – to log into their Google accounts. While it does not detail which group of users will have access to 2SV, it does add: “Right now we are auto-enrolling Google accounts that have proper backup mechanisms to make a seamless transition to 2SV.” “
Google also says it has partnered with organizations to provide more than 10,000 security keys to high-risk users this year. The tech giant is also said to be working on solutions other than 2SV, which provide a secure authentication experience and reduce reliance on passwords in the long term.
In addition, Google is also rolling out a feature that allows Android users to access all passwords saved in the Google Password Manager in the Google app menu. This will allow users to make changes from one section, without having to go to different platforms to manage passwords. Even so, Chrome for iOS will soon be able to generate a strong password in any iOS app, following the browser’s ability to autofill stored credentials.