Google Account users, the company has an important update for you. Google Accounts that haven’t been used or signed in for at least 2 years will be deleted soon.
Google has announced that starting from December this year, it will be removing content from accounts that are associated with G Suite, which includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Meet, Calendar, YouTube and Google Photos. In the blog post, the company says that the move is aimed at reducing the risk to its users and further strengthening its security measures.
Google has warned that if an account has not been used for a long period of time, it is more likely to be compromised. “This is because forgotten or unattended accounts often rely on old or reused passwords that may have been compromised, do not have two-factor authentication set up, and receive fewer security checks by the user,” the post said.
Google also cites its own internal analysis that shows that abandoned accounts are at least 10 times less likely than active accounts to set up 2-Step-Verification. This means that these accounts are often vulnerable, and if compromised can be used for cybercrimes such as identity theft, a vector for the unsolicited and more.
What should Google users do to keep their accounts active?
that a user can sign in to his account and access his data.
In the post, Google lists some actions that a user can take to ensure that his Google Account remains active. Included is that a user can sign in to his account and access his data. A user can also ensure that his account remains active by verifying his account ownership. By verifying his account ownership, a user can access his account and all of its data.