Thursday, August 4, 2011

2-steps verification available for 40 more langugages

2-step verification system is a process in which you have to enter a one-time verification code from your phone after you type your password to make it much tougher for an unauthorized person to gain access to your account.
Google introduced this feature earlier this year to google account. Personally I have not activated this feature myself;because i am not so sure of this.In my opinion,MNCs in the name of added security are actually trying to gather our mobile number so that they can locate us more easily.Bye bye privacy.
Anyway,apparently i am alone in thinking so;because according to google most of the users are very eager about this feature and demanded it in their language.So google provided it now in 40 more languages.
From the announcement,
People have told us how much they like the feature, which is why we're thrilled to offer 2-step verification in 40 languages and in more than 150 countries. There’s never been a better time to set it up: Examples in the news of password theft and data breaches constantly remind us to stay on our toes and take advantage of tools to properly secure our valuable online information. Email, social networking and other online accounts still get compromised today, but 2-step verification cuts those risks significantly.