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Google Now Lets G Suite Admins Disable Insecure Phone 2FA


Google added a new Admin console option for G Suite admins designed to help them disable telephony options as two-factor authentication (2FA) methods for G Suite accounts in their domain, preventing users from using SMS and voice codes when authenticating.

According to a G Suite Help Center supportdocument, 2FA—also known as 2-Step Verification(2SV)—"requires users to verify their identity through something they know (such as a password) plus something they have (such as a physical key or access code delivered to a device). It’s also called multi-factor authentication (MFA) or 2-factor authentication (2FA)."

Once enabled for an account,2FA (configured to work with text/voice message codes, the Google Authenticator app, or with hardware second factors like security keys) will protect it from unauthorized access by creating an extra defense designed to block malicious actors from logging in using stolen credentials.

SMS and voice 2FA considered insecure

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