Google Pay will soon require two-factor authentication to view its payments
Google is finally planning to integrate two-factor authentication into its application that needs it the most: Google Pay. Indeed, a banner is currently appearing on the service’s official website, indicating that verification will be mandatory to view its payment history as of December 9, 2022. It was about time.
For years, two-factor authentication has established itself as the most effective security solution and, in fact, the most popular with manufacturers and developers. Many applications now integrate it to ensure optimal protection for their users, but some are still missing. Surprisingly, Google is still one of them, even though you would think that a payment application is keen to protect its users’ bank details.
Fortunately, that is about to change. Indeed, a banner is now visible on the official website of the application. This shows the following message: “Starting December 9, we are increasing account security by requiring two-step verification to view payment information. To ensure continued access to your payment information, set up two-step verification if you haven’t already. »
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Double authentication is finally coming to Google Pay
It was therefore time for Google to react and implement the functionality on its application which needs it the most. Especially since the tab concerned, the payment information therefore, contains a lot of sensitive information. Purchase history on all Google applications, subscriptions to which the user has subscribed, but above all, bank card information registered on the account.
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In other words, anyone with access to this information could do great damage to its owner’s bank account. It’s almost to wonder what took so long for Google to decide to integrate double authentication, but let’s just rejoice in this excellent news. As indicated by Google, see you on December 9 to finally be able to enjoy it.