Ola is testing two new security features to ensure your account’s safety and prevent any unauthorized access. Ola will soon notify you if your email was leaked in any random data breach. It will also send you a notification if someone tries to login into your Ola account with your credentials.
Both the features are in testing with a selected number of Ola users. I was lucky enough to be the part of testing and get early access to these security features. Not users have access to these new features for now.
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Recently I received an email from Ola. The email claims that my email address registered with Ola was posted somewhere online. It also suggested me to change the Ola password as a proactive measure.
Here, posted online looks like it is notifying about possible email leak in a data breach. This feature is something that should be adopted by other companies as well. People generally ignore the news of data breaches and ignore to check if their email or password was also leaked. If they are using same email and password combination on other popular services, they can lose their other accounts as well.
The second security feature notifies users if someone tries to access your account. You will instantly receive an SMS notifying about new access to your account with a link to log out of all sessions and reset your password if you didn’t access the account from the specified location.
Ola already uses OTP to allow access to your account, but you can alternatively use the password in case you didn’t receive OTP. So, the second feature will give you control over sessions of your account and prevent unauthorized access.
Ola not just deals with cab booking, but it also offers wallet service with Ola Money. You can use Ola Money in several places. So, unauthorized access to your account can cost you a lot.
These new security options put Ola’s security at the level of security offered by Google and Facebook like giants who usually notify for unauthorized logins. It is interesting to see how Ola is taking extra care of security and offering high-level security options.
The first option is a unique offering. Usually, companies that suffer data breach send users the notification. But Ola doesn’t want its users to suffer just because their email was leaked in a random data breach they didn’t know about.
What do guys think about these new security options? Did you get these test features? Let us know in comments.