Google is about to turn on two-factor authentication by default for millions of users

Google is about to turn on two-factor authentication by default for millions of users


Google says it will enable two-factor for 150 million more accounts by the end of this year. The company has been pushing, prodding, and encouraging people to enable the setting. Google checks over a billion passwords a day via its password manager for Chrome, Android, and the Google app. Google is highlighting its Inactive Account Manager, which lets you decide what happens to your account if you stop using it. Soon you’ll be able to see all of your saved passwords directly from the Google app menu.

An inactive account led to the Colonial Pipeline attack earlier this year. Just for security’s sake, you probably don’t want your digital life hanging around unused for hackers to hack.

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