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For many years, the primary method of two factor authentication for online accounts has been via text message. You provide your mobile number, then you get a code sent to your phone that you input so that even if someone knows your password, they still can't access your account. Google is the latest company to begin to actively move people away from that approach for security reasons.

We're all used to cookie banners on websites at this point, although anyone that doesn't just ignore them or hit accept regardless may have noticed they can be very devious in trying to get you to accept cookies you didn't mean to. The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is now going to be more hardline on what is allowable here.

Another month, another thing to add to the list of threats to be aware of when browsing around online. This time, researchers have found a greatly increased prevalence of what is being called "MalVirts" when searching for popular software downloads using Google. So, what is a MalVert?

There's been a low-level murmur that passwords will be a thing of the past for some time now. Yet still, we dutifully create (and forget) increasingly complex strings with the looming threat of our entire online identities being stolen if someone guesses it. At last, those days may be numbered.

Google have announced changes coming to all Google Drive users in a recent blog. This may or may not be big news for you depending on what you use Google Drive for. In certain circumstances you may find files that you're trying to share or trying to download have been locked.

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