Google to force 2FA for Nest users

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Google has announced that starting this spring, Nest users will receive an email with a six-digit verification code, whenever a new login is initiated. Without the code, Nest users will not be able to login to their accounts.

Google says that the best way to do this is by migrating to a Google account, which comes with lots of added benefits, including security protections like suspicious activity detection and Security Checkup. But for those who haven’t migrated yet, Google has put in place some new measures to invest in keeping your Nest account secure.

Two-factor authentication has been available for some time to all users as a way to prevent unauthorised persons from gaining access to your account, even if they have your username and password.

Google said,

Starting this spring, we’re requiring all Nest users who have not enrolled in this option or migrated to a Google account to take an extra step by verifying their identity via email. When a new login into your account is initiated, you’ll receive an email from account@nest.com with a six-digit verification code.

That code will be used to make sure it’s you trying to login. Without it, you won’t be able to access your account. This will greatly reduce the likelihood of an unauthorized person gaining access to your Nest account.

In December last year, Google implemented a security feature that allowed Nest users to know when someone logs into their account with login notifications. Google also resets accounts whenever any suspicious activity is detected.

Source Google

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