Google’s two-factor authentication system is now available in 150 countries and 40 languages, the company recently said.
The service — which was previously available only in English — allows individual users to opt for a second login step, which sends an authorization code to an iPhone, Android or BlackBerry device. Enrolment is done by the individual users by registering a cell phone number, in a process that Google says takes about 15 minutes. After registration, users can have a confirmation code sent to their mobile device each time they log into Google Apps, or when they access it from a new device, or once every 30 days. Users also get back-up codes in case they can’t get service on their phones.