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Google launches new type of two-step authentication
Google has introduced a new way of two-step authentication for phones called Google prompt. It works on Android devices without adding additional software. For iOS devices the Google Search app must be installed.
With Google promptly turned it possible to log in to Google apps by clicking on an attachment on a smartphone without having to enter further codes. Until now, two-step authentication on Google services possible by receiving an SMS containing a security code then the code must be entered into the service.
There is also the possibility of using the Google Authenticator app or a physical security key. Google Prompt is easier in some cases to log in because only need to click “Yes” or “No” on the smartphone.
At present it is not possible to receive both security codes by SMS and Google to use Prompt. The phone must be connected to a data, because the system will not function. SMS is needed is a mobile phone and Authenticator operates without connection.
Android users should update to the latest version of Android Play services and iOS users to install the latest version of the Google Search app. Install works through My Account on the Google Dashboard, then “Sign in to Google,” then “Two-step verification” and then “Set Alternative second step.
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