Google is moving towards no-password future

Even the strongest passwords can be hacked

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Google is moving towards no-password future. Source: shutterstock.com

Google is set to offer mandatory multifactor authentication (MFA) for all Google account owners, announced by Mark Risher, Director of Product Management, Identity and User Security.

The move has been set to protect account holders from compromises in the sophisticated and dangerous landscape. The change comes with the rise of the vulnerability of the traditional password-based authentication to vicious attacks.

Already, Google has multifactor authentication. This is a two-step authentication process that enables users to verify their account ownership via a Google prompt on their mobile devices. It is available to Google account holders as a choice.

Soon we’ll start automatically enrolling users in 2SV if their accounts are appropriately configured. (You can check the status of your account in our Security Checkup). Using their mobile device to sign in gives people a safer and more secure authentication experience than passwords alone
Mark Risher

According to a blog post, in 2020, searches for “how strong is my password” increased by 300%. However, even the strongest passwords can be compromised and used by an attacker.

PaySpace Magazine anticipates that such a step would be a positive way forward. That would bring more security and convenience to Google users especially for those who forget the passwords or use the same password across different websites.

We’ve reported that Google is set to introduce a new hybrid work schedule.

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