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 only …
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!
...so 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'?
What if you loose or break your phone? It will make accessing your data that bit more difficult.
Or your friend/colleague/spouse's phone, or your latest iBerrydroid...