Google Apps improves its security

Google launches 2-step verification for Google Apps to enhance the security across Google Apps accounts, especially in business environments.  This procedure was already launched back in September of 201, but now seems that is it needed for companies to increase the security of their Google Apps accounts.

Administrators of Google Apps can now enable 2-step verification on their domains. This is a security improvement for Google Apps users. It requires two means of identification to sign in to a Google Apps accounts with a password and a code which is sent via SMS, voice calls or generated on an application to your mobile phone.

According to Rishi Dhand, product Manager of Google Apps:

‘’Since we launched 2-step verification, we’ve seen millions of users enable it and thousands more do so every day. 2-step verification requires two means of identification to sign in to a Google Apps account: something you know (a password) and something you have (a verification code from your mobile phone). Even if someone has stolen your password, they’ll need more than that to access your account. This additional layer of security greatly reduces the chance of unauthorized access via account hijacking or other means.’’

This will make tougher for people to get access to your accounts. Google says it will offer this security improvement to individual Google users in the coming months.

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