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Google adds streamlined two-factor authorization

Google has made it easier for consumers to implement and make use of its two-factor authorization (2FA) system by adding a clickable prompt button that replaces the currently used texted six-digit code that is used to unlock an account.

The company made the announcement on the Google App Updates blog earlier this week. The other sign-in methods will be retained, the texted numerical code and using a security key that is inserted into the computer's USB port, the company said. Google has been pushing for its users to implement 2FA as an added security measure.

The need for 2FA was proven recently when a researcher brute forced his way into millions of Instagram accounts with one of the security lapses cited that allowed the white hat hack being that Instagram only made 2FA available starting in February and has still not rolled out the security protocol worldwide.

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