Earlier this year, Google introduced a fraud prevention tool called a 2-step verification that helps protect Google Accounts from
id verification threats like password compromise and identity theft. The user
will enter a verification code that is sent to their mobile phone and this
additional step, only done once, can make it harder for an unauthorized person
to gain access to the account.
According to Google, their users like the verify identity feature so
much, they are going to offer the 2-step id verification in 40 languages and
more than 150 countries. Google has created a video
on how to implement the 2-step verification process.
The importance in this feature is that Google is taking
preventative measures to curb online fraud. While a compromised email account
may seem minimal when compared to online banking fraud, the damage can be just