Google today announced plans to automatically register 150 million user accounts in the 2-step verification system (XNUMXSV) by the end of the year.
These are accounts to which Google 2SV connectivity can be enabled, but users have not done so themselves.
"We are currently automatically registering Google accounts that have the appropriate backup mechanisms to make a seamless transition to 2SV", Reported Google in a blog post.
Also included are users with modern smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system.
Once Google has enabled the 2SV feature, users will need to confirm a prompt that appears on their smartphone each time they log in to their account with a new device, application, or browser.
Today's announcement is the first step Google has taken to launch the 2SV auto-registration plan, which it announced in May when it promised to automatically enable 2SV connection support for all its users by default.
Under this plan, most users will have 2SV enabled in their accounts by next year.
In addition, Google is also taking steps to secure the accounts of YouTube creators, which have often been the focus of many breaches in recent years.
As of November 1, Google has stated that all YouTube creator accounts with revenue-enabled features will not be able to access the YouTube Studio section unless they enable 2SV.
It should be noted that the purchase of compromised YouTube accounts is booming in underground hacking forums, and prices range from $ 5 to $ 1.000.