Security is important now more than ever, as more services are compromised and passwords become even less secure, it is important to make sure that your accounts stay secure, two-factor authentication is just one way to do that.
Today Nest added this security feature with a new update, which will bring two-step authentication for all user accounts across all of Nest’s products.
Nest explained more with the following statement:
We all know data security is a moving target. Technology keeps advancing, but so do the people who want to break into your email, your credit card or any other account they can get their hands on. But your home is your safe haven, where private information should stay private. So today we’re adding a new layer of security with the introduction of two-factor authentication.
With two-factor authentication enabled, you will set up a second layer of authentication on your Nest account, beyond the normal username and password.
Basically, Nest will send you a text message whenever you or anyone else attempts to log into your account, which will include a code that you will need to enter in order to actually log in, warning you about any possible comprise to your account, while keeping it that little more secure.
To get this set up, you can enable two-step authentication for your Nest account via the latest version of the Nest app.
Single hit the menu icon in the top-left corner of the app and then select Account Security.
Nest has said that they will be rolling this update out over-the-air, so you should get it within the next few weeks, if not already.