Tag Archives: 2-Step

Google’s preferred sign-in method

Last year, the National Institute of Standards and Technology removed SMS two-factor authentication from its list of preferred authentication methods. Since then, Google has encouraged users to use prompts-based 2-Step Verification (2-SV) methods instead. Find out why: Security was the main concern. According to Google, “This is being done because SMS text-message verifications are one-time […]

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Google’s 2-Step Verification sign-in

Google wants users to use a prompts-based 2-Step Verification sign-in instead of the SMS two-factor authentication. This is partly because the National Institute of Standards and Technology disqualified the latter from its list of preferred authentication methods. Curious why? Security was the main concern. According to Google, “This is being done because SMS text-message verifications […]

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Stop using Google’s SMS sign-in

To ensure optimal security, two-step authentication is used. This requires a password as well as a unique six-digit code that is typically sent via SMS. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has voiced its concerns about this method and Google quickly responded by having users try an alternative method. Security was the main concern. […]

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