Google Improves 2-Step Verification to Ensure Internet Users’ Safety

Google on Tuesday announced the expansion of its two-step verification (2SV) process auto enrolments for log-ins to enhance the account security of its users and ensure safer Internet when online.

This is in commemoration of the World’s Safer Internet Day to keep internet users safe online.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Feb. 8 is marked across the world as Safer Internet day. It is a day to promote a more responsible use of online technology

Dawn Dimowo, Government Affairs, Public Policy Manager, Google Nigeria, said in a statement that the two step verification initiative saw a 50 per cent drop in account breach.

Dimowo said the breaches dropped for 150 million Gmail and two million YouTube creator accounts.

She said that the 2SV introduces use of mobile phones to confirm a users’ identity every time one accesses their Google Account from a different device.

According to her, aligning with this year’s global Safer Internet Day theme, “Together for a better Internet”, Google is actively working on new technologies.

Dimowo said that the technologies would provide a secure, seamless sign-in experience and eliminate reliance on passwords that have turned out to be a major cause for data breaches and phishing attempts.


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