Google’s Best Security Feature Is used By Less Than 10% Of Users

We all know that passwords are a terrible way to secure valuable services. The fact is that we’re all lazy, reuse passwords and perhaps rely on easy-to-remember logins that don’t protect us, but are less hassle to type in. But it baffles me that less than 10% of Gmail users are using two factor authenticationto log in.

If you don’t know, Google offers a second layer of protection to use on any Gmail account. As well as your username and password you also use something called two factor authentication (2FA) There are different ways to implement this extra factor, but they are all incredibly user friendly and range from the Google official app asking you if you’re currently trying to log in, to an extra six digit code that cycles once per minute.