Seven years ago, Google released the two-factor authentication security feature for users who have accounts in Gmail. However, according to The Register, few people have activated the function.
Data presented during the Usenix’s Enigma 2018 security conference reveals that less than 10% of Gmail’s active accounts use 2-step authentication to block access to email.
The function prevents accounts from being invaded if someone discovers the access password because the system sends an SMS message to the user with a release code or a message asking if the person is trying to connect to the account.
To keep users safe, Google is working with a technology that can detect a hacker’s behavior from normal user behavior.