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Google Prompt 2-step verification will soon be enabled on any phone you’re signed in to

An important part of staying secure online is the use of 2-step verification. Many services offer 2-step verification and you should use it wherever applicable. One of the things that prevents people from enabling 2-step is the slight inconvenience, but Google makes it easy with "Google Prompt." This is the feature that will pop up...

Google Authenticator update brings a major redesign and finally adds the ability to transfer accounts

Setting up two-factor authentication (2FA) is one of the first steps you should take in order to secure any of your accounts on the web. While there are several apps on the Play Store that you can use to set up 2FA, Google Authenticator is inarguably one of the most used apps out of the...

Google will require two-factor authentication for all Nest users

Smart devices are slowly making their way into every aspect of our lives. While these devices do go a long way in making things more comfortable, critics argue that there's always an underlying threat to users' privacy. Take the recent debacle with Xiaomi's Mijia smart security cameras for example. Earlier this year in January, Google...

Google announces Chrome Web Store changes to protect you from malicious extensions

Google is making some changes to better protect Chrome users from malicious extensions. Recently, Google has been working to make Chrome extensions safer. They no longer allow users to install extensions from outside the Chrome Web Store and they removed extensions that were using cryptocurrency mining scripts. Today, they are announcing even more changes. Currently, extensions...

Google Prompt is Now the Primary Choice for 2-Step Authentication

Two-step authentication for Google accounts has been a feature for quite a few years now. Traditionally, this has used SMS-based verification to authenticate your sign-in attempt. This has worked well and provided a layer of security above and beyond that of a password, but it has always been a bit cumbersome to use, as it...