Google Rolls Out Added Security Measure for Mobile Apps
Google today announced that it is introducing a two-step verification feature for users that is aimed at beefing up defense on its mobile applications.
The optional service requires those accessing Google Apps from Internet-connected mobile devices to enter their password , followed by a one-time verification code sent to the user’s smartphone after the password is entered.
The two-step process adds a layer of security to Google’s past approach, which required only a password, and is designed to prevent against phishing scams and malware attacks that can be perpetrated if a password were stolen.
Two step verification is free, but available right now only to Google Apps premier, education, and government customers. In the coming months a Standard Edition will be made available to the general public.