Two-factor authentication by default: Google’s new mandate for its users

Two-factor authentication

In a move to tighten its security and add an extra layer to its identification and verification method, Google will make all its services two factor authentication enabled for its millions of users including 150 million additional accounts.

As per the Google, in 2018, two-factor authentication feature was added by only 10% of its active user base. Thus, to combat growing concerns of account takeover by hackers, it will mandate 2 million of its YouTube users to activate their own channel with a two-factor authentication mode.

Though not perfect, multifactor authentication provides strong security to business digital data and records. Hence the move was necessary.