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Google to Replace SMS Codes With Mobile Prompts in 2-Step-Verification Procedure

14th July 2017  By Catalin Cimpanu

 

Google 2SV prompt

 

Starting next week Google will overhaul its two-step verification (2SV) procedure and replace one-time codes sent via SMS with prompts shown on the user’s smartphone.

 

This change in the Google 2SV scheme comes after an increase in SS7 telephony protocol attacks that have allowed hackers to take over people’s mobile phone numbers to receive one-time codes via SMS and break into user accounts.

 

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