Thursday, 4 August 2011

GMail 2 step verification

I know this news is 1-2 weeks old but it needs be repeated. As more of the worlds market start going to smart phones (Android/iPhone/BB), Google started doing as Facebook do, using a security feature that works by sending an SMS message to a users  smart phone and requires a pin number to access any GMail account with this security feature setup.

I think more and more sites need to start doing this, as I told a friend the other day, he can have my Facebook name and password but can't access my account without my phone. So with this in mind, it's no wonder were seeing more trojans on the Android phones that access users text messages and phone calls & voice mails, since using open source is easier for hackers to find exploits in. Is the future of malware moving onto smart phones too? Windows still holds the base for malware but as technology evolves (ChromeOS and OSX), so does malware, it becomes more and more widespread to many different targets and platforms. But anyway back on subject, people need to start using the two step verification in GMail, and start locking up their data and protect themself online.

Good work to Google on this, it's a step in the right direction security wise.

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