Password has become part of our life and everything on digital platforms requires one. Making passwords strong has become important than ever before. You have been probably asked to secure your accounts by using two-factor authentication. Google has been talking about implementing this setup for the past few months. As its Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Google has announced a timeline by which it will make sure that all its users have two-step verification. The tech giant has said that it will auto-enroll its 150 million users for the setup by the end of this year.
The tech giant has said in 2018 that only 10 percent of all its active users were using two-factor authentication. Google has been insisting and encouraging people to enable the setting ever since. It may also soon ask over 2 million YouTube content creators to start using the setup. According to the tech giant, this would help creators to protect their channels from takeover. Moreover, it has partnered with several organizations to give away thousands of hardware security keys every year. This is the efforts of Google that this technology is now readily available on smartphones.
Google said that apart from requiring two-factor authentication, it checks over 1 billion passwords and also works on protecting its Password Manager. The tech giant has built Password Manager directly in its Chrome browser, Android, and the Google App. According to the company, even iOS users can use Chrome to autofill saved passwords. The company also said that iOS users will soon have access to the strong password generation of Chrome. This is something Apple has been providing on its own devices and platforms. Google is working on adding a feature that will give users access to all of the passwords saved in the Password Manager. Users will be able to access them directly from the Google app menu. In addition to this, Google will also provide additional protection to around 10,000 users who are at high risks.