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Google is tapping user cell phones to provide an extra level of sign-in security for Google Apps, its suite of online business applications. On Monday, the company announced that it's now offering what it calls two-step verification. When the new tool is turned on and you log in to your Google Apps account, it requires not …


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  1. Adam Salisbury

    At bleedin last!!!

    Normally I'm not a fan of the Googleplex but give them a hand for beign the first to do what the IT security industry should've been doing years ago - bring two-factor authentication to consumers, the only other exception I know of being Barclays.

    Bout damned time!

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Oh great... now we'll have to hand over contact details to spam merchants in the name of security.

    I'm sure many people have a rarely used 'spam-mail' account for gaining access to online services which are likely to result in spam, but how many would buy a 'spam-phone'?

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Minor problem.

    What if you loose or break your phone? It will make accessing your data that bit more difficult.

    1. Daniel Evans


      Or your friend/colleague/spouse's phone, or your latest iBerrydroid...

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