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Google Lets Users Double-Down on Account SecurityPosted on Friday, February 18th, 2011
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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