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    Two-factor authentication is used on less than 10% of Google accounts
    A new report suggests that less than 10% of Google account owners use two-factor authentication, while around 12% of these users take advantage of a password manager.
     
  1. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    What is two factor authentication?
    How's that work!
     
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  2. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Extreme Android User
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    I can't really say I'm surprised but I'm surprised :thinking:
     
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Anytime I log into my google account on a new device or a device I haven't specifically tolld google to remember me on (my home and work computers) they send me an SMS message with a 6 digit code that I have to input. The code is only good for a few minutes. So to log into my account I need to know my password, have my phone with me, and enter the code when I get it.

    Now for AF I have two factor set up as well, but that uses an authenticator app to generate the pin.
     
  4. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Uhmm.. didn't help.
    Do you need something other than the password?
     
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...
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    Yes, a 6 digit pin that is generated when you enter your password.
     
  6. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    K. Never used that then.
     
  7. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    I just realized I use this on the computer I use at work. I so seldom log into Google while working I had forgotten about it. The email would come to my phone.

    What I worry about is someone being "me" on say YouTube if I forget to log out. If there was a solution for that like a timer you could set to log out I wouldn't be worried about it anymore. Two-step authentication is a good first step. I think more people will use it eventually.
     
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