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Google has announced that all Nest users will require to enroll in two-factor authentication to further protect their account, starting this month.

With the new update, when a user tries to log in using their username and password, they will now receive an email from accounts@nest.com with a six-digit verification code to be entered in order to sign in.


Google says that this code is to verify that it is actually the user who is trying to access their account, and without this code, one won’t be able to log in.

The change will apply to any users who have not already set up two-factor authentication via a phone number, or who have not migrated to a Google account.


Nest users to get two-factor authentication. Pixabay

“Your privacy and security are important to us, and adding this feature will reduce the likelihood of an unauthorized person accessing your Nest account, even if they have your Nest username and password,” the company said in a statement.

Google notes that before it makes this security change, it will notify users that the feature has launched.

“Before making this security change, we will let you know when this feature has launched. However, until then, ensure you can still access the email associated with your Nest account,” the search engine giant added.

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The new changes were announced earlier this year in response to reports of Nest cameras being hacked in the US.(IANS)


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Rihanna was summoned from her seat to accept the honour, with the Prime Minister.

Singer Rihanna was honoured by Prime Minister Mia Mottley at an event which marked Barbados's new status as a republic, which was attended by Prince Charles. Addressing the pop star by her real name, the PM said: "Robyn Rihanna Fenty tomorrow morning shall have conferred upon her the order of national hero of Barbados."

Rihanna was then summoned from her seat to accept the honor, with the Prime Minister managing to rouse a laugh from the singer when she referenced her 2012 hit 'Diamonds', reports femalefirst.co.uk. She added: "On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you, the designee, for the national hero of Barbados." "And to accept on behalf of a grateful nation - you can come my dear - ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty, may you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation." Rihanna, who was born in the St Michael parish of Barbados, found fame in 2005 after being spotted by a record producer and has since gone on to become one of the most successful female artists of all time with sales of over 250 million and recently reached billionaire status through her Fenty beauty brand.

The Prime Minister continued in her speech: "Commanding the imagination of the world through the pursuit of excellence, her creativity, her discipline, and above all else, her extraordinary commitment to the land of her birth. "Having satisfied that, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty has given service to Barbados which has been exemplified by visionary and pioneering leadership, extraordinary achievement and the attaining of the highest excellence to the Government of Barbados." It comes after a historic move for Barbados, which has become a republic after almost 400 years and welcomes its first president, Sandra Mason, after removing Queen Elizabeth as head of state. (IANS/ MBI)


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