Google Adds Two Factor Authentication for All Accounts, Which You Should Use

It must be security month here on my blog, since I’ve already written a couple of posts on that subject, with one or two more on the way. Regardless, I felt this was important enough to share with readers. Google announced yesterday that they’re enabling two part authentication on all Google accounts. Originally offered back in September 2010 to Google Apps customers, this security enhancement feature is now rolling out to users of standard Google/Gmail accounts.

GMail and AIM Partner to Make One Sweet Instant Messaging System

Google announced yesterday that they have partnered with AOL to allow GMail users to sign in to their AIM accounts in the GMail Talk interface, and chat with them right from there. I decided to try it out, and I have to say, it’s wicked cool. Once you sign in to your GMail account, and are brought to your inbox, you simply go over to the Google Chat buddy list and click Options, then sign in to your AIM account.