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Google Prompt: Simple Two-Factor Authentication for Google Apps

Posted on by mechling

With the release of prompt, Google has streamlined two-factor authentication for Google accounts. Two-factor authentication strengthens the security of your account by asking you to confirm your identity using your mobile phone when you log in. This extra layer of security makes it harder for hackers to access your personal information.

Before prompt was released, Google users could enable two-factor authentication using text message codes or a security key. Now, users can elect to receive prompt notifications on their phones. To approve or deny any login request, users can quickly press a button on the pushed notification, rather than typing in a six-digit code.

Students should consider setting up Google prompt to provide an extra layer of protection for their Google Apps at USC accounts. Learn more about how to set up Google’s two-factor authentication (which Google refers to as two-factor verification), see: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/7026266

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