Google showed its intentions to make two-step verification mandatory for all users in May now the company announced that this decision will come into play at the end of the year.
Google to make 2FA mandatory for its accounts
When a user wants to log into a Google account, an OTP (one time password) will be sent via SMS or email to verify the identity of that individual. The procedure adds an extra layer of security to safeguard your sensitive information. The most typical method of account takeover is password theft, and 2FA will help protect users against these attacks.
Two-step verification will be activated automatically on November 9th.
Google states: “After entering the password, you will need to complete a second step on the phone. Keep your phone handy when you log in. Two-Step Verification will be activated automatically on November 9th. If you want, you can activate this feature first: your account is ready.”
If you don’t have this security measure up and running, we have to say that one way or another you will have to use two-step verification to be able to continue using your Google account.