Google stops its password use on third-party apps

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Google has finally taken a stringent decision against the use of its email and passwords on third-party apps. The internet juggernaut has prompted a password re-entry on apps that are not trusted by its email servers.

So, users need to either go for a 2FA on such apps in order to use their Google email address and password on other applications such as Outlook, Thunderbird, and other such email clients.

Therefore, all users who are trying to use other email clients are finding it hard to login into their accounts as Gmail has implemented its new password usage on 3rd party apps stringently.

For the past 6 years, Gmail is allowing its users to use the same password to access various online services of it. And if it allows the same password and email address on third-party apps, then there is a high probability that its accounts might get compromised easily.

So, to curb such issues, the web search giant might have taken a decision to block the use of its passwords on other third-party apps.

In February this year, tech giants such as Google, Apple Inc, and Facebook made an official announcement that they will replace passwords with biometrics as they all came to a collective opinion that password usage is dead.

However, they will introduce such features in a timely manner and will give their online service users enough time to adjust to the new security authentication.

 

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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