Google has announced that all Nest users will be required to enroll in two-factor authentication to protect their account starting this month. With the new update, when a user tries to log in to use their username and password, they now receive an email from [email protected] with a six-digit verification code to sign in Will happen.
Google says that this code has to be verified that it is actually the user who is trying to access their account, and without this code, no one will be able to log in. This change will apply to users who have not already set up. Two-factor authentication via phone number, or those not migrated to a Google account.
The company said in a statement, “Your privacy and security are important to us, and adding this feature will reduce the likelihood of an unauthorized person accessing your Nest account even if you have your Nest username and password.” Google notes that before it makes security changes, it will notify users that the feature has launched.
The search engine giant said, “Before making this security change, we will tell you when this feature is launched. However, until then, you can be sure that you can access the email associated with your Nest account. Huh.” New changes were announced earlier this year in response to reports of Nest cameras being hacked in the US.