Google Lets Users Double-Down on Account Security

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Google has announced a “two-factor authentication” feature that will give people the choice of adding another layer of password security by typing in a second, short-lived password in addition to their regular account password. This Wired.com post explains the new security feature in detail, explaining that it “should help prevent hackers from getting into sensitive accounts, like Gmail, by snooping passwords or by exploiting security breaches, like the one that recently exposed the email addresses and passwords of Gawker Media commenters — a huge problem since many users reuse the same password over and over.”

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Elaine Rigoli

Elaine Rigoli is PRIVATE WiFi's manager of digital content strategy.

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  1. March 29, 2011

    […] Just listen to the crazy tale of what happened to Fox News anchor Dave Briggs. Despite the giggles among the anchors in the video below, what happened to Briggs was incredibly serious. The news team interviews security analyst Robert Siciliano about how easy it was “for one slimy person” to accomplish hacking into his email. […]