Users of Google Nest products will soon be forced into using two-factor authentication (2FA) to access their devices.Google said starting in spring — autumn, for those not based in the Northern Hemisphere — all Nest users who have not enrolled in the 2FA option, or migrated to a Google account, will be required to “take an extra step by verifying their identity via email”. See also: Google and Nest combine into a new smart home brand (CNET)”When a new login into your account is initiated, you’ll receive an email from [email protected] with a six-digit verification code,” the company wrote in a blog post. “That code will be used to make sure it’s you trying to login. Without it, you won’t be able to access your account. This will greatly reduce the likelihood of an unauthorised person gaining access to your Nest account.” In December, Google rolled out login notifications to Nest accounts, which emailed users when someone on their account logged in.In addition, the search giant said it had also rolled out additional protections, including checking if a password an individual has supplied was potentially exposed in previously-known credential breaches outside of Google. It said it also resets accounts when it… Read full this story
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