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Friday, February 11, 2011

Your online deadbolt: Google opens 2-step verification to all users


Google account holders will soon be seeing an invitation to opt-in to a 2-step verification sign-on feature being offered by the company, a online deadbolt that makes it harder for someone to hack into your account.
The feature, which has been available for Apps customers and is now being offered to all account holders, adds a second step of entering a code that is sent to the user’s mobile phone - either by phone call, SMS text or a smartphone app. By doing so, Google is increasing the likelihood that the account holder is the person who is trying to sign-in to the account.

Your online deadbolt: Google opens 2-step verification to all users | ZDNet
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