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Google’s two-step verification has reduced account breaches by 50%

The big tech’s decision introduced last year to enable automatic two-step verification appears to be paying off and is well on its way to moving forward.

Last year, Google introduced a feature that allowed users to set up two-step verification (2SV) on their account and enroll them automatically. Now, the company has revealed that as a result of this move, account breaches have reportedly fallen by 50 percent among users with two-step verification in Google Speech set to automatically enabled compared to users who only use a password.

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The company is still interested in automatically integrating the security feature into even more accounts, though it hasn’t shared a set timeline for the rollout yet, but has promised to continue through 2022. More than 150 million people have been auto-subscribed to date, including more than 2 million YouTube creators.

In addition, the company also promised more security upgrades to mark “Safer Internet Day.” Starting in March, Google will let its users choose an account-level secure browsing option that prevents them from visiting known malicious sites. Google is also expanding Assistant’s privacy-focused guest mode to nine new languages ​​in the coming months.

While realizing that the two-factor authentication is still a bit of a hassle for users, the company is working on other ways to make online spaces more secure for its users by looking at other ways that will replace passwords while providing a secure and seamless login experience.

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However, amid the covert surveillance allegations against Swiss tech company Mitto, the company Google is partnering with to provide its users with two-step verification, we’re yet to find out if this feature is here to stay for long.

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