Google Integrates Authentication Process Into iOS Search App
Google is simplifying the two-factor authentication process required in order to log into a user account by integrating it into the iOS search app.
According to MacRumors, Google has introduced the two-factor authentication in order to add an extra layer of security to users' Google Apps accounts. This is achieved by requiring users to enter their username and password and an additional verification code when signing into their account.
If someone obtains a user password, Google's two-step verification process can prevent unauthorized access. In order to use this authentication process, users previously needed to receive a phone call or text message or in order to get a verification code. Alternatively, users could get a time-limited numerical code from the Google Authenticator mobile app.
The change in the way the two-factor authentication process works is being rolled out since Tuesday, June 21. Google has explained the details of the change in its
According to Google, a notification from the iOS search app now asks if the user is trying to sign when they try to sign into a Google account with two-step verification enabled. The account is quickly authenticated by a simple tap on the option "Yes, allow sign-in."
Users need to sign into Google's My Account section and select Google prompt in order to enable two-factor authentication. In order to work, the option requires a data connection. According to Google, it may take up to three days for the feature to appear across all account pages.
According to ZDNet, the new two-step verification method is called by the internet search giant company "Google prompt." This comes to offer Android and iPhone users a simpler manner of signing in to Google than one-time codes received from the Google Authenticator app or via SMS.
Since it can stop someone who has stolen a password from accessing an account, tech experts estimate that the new option will encourage Google users to enable two-step verification in order to protect their accounts. In response to the recent MySpace and LinkedIn password leaks, many security experts have recommended users to enable the two-step verification.
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