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Secure your Google account with two-step verification

Google accounts are used in connection with services such as Gmail, YouTube, Google Drive, Google+ etc. While it is a good idea to use a strong password with your Google account, it is possible to add an extra level of security with two-step verification. If you access your Google account from an unconfirmed computer, you will be prompted for a code sent by Google as SMS to your mobile phone. If someone else tries to hack into your account, they will not be able to log in even if they manage to find out about your password, unless they also get access to your mobile phone. This offers a good protection against hackers based in foreign countries. This video shows how to set up two-step verification for your Google account.

Relevant links:
Two-step verification – Google help
Set up two-step verification

1 comment to Secure your Google account with two-step verification

  • Pandora

    I use Two-Factor Authentication across a lot of my accounts. I feel a lot more secure when I can telesign into my account with an OTP. I am glad that is offered as an option for many sites, but not enough. It is worth the time and effort to have the confidence that your account won’t get hacked and your personal information isn’t up for grabs. It would be nice to see more of the leading companies in their respective verticals start giving their users the perfect balance between security and user experience. I know some will claim that 2FA makes things more complicated, but the slight inconvenience each time you log in is worth the confidence of knowing your info is secure. I’m hoping that more companies start to offer this awesome functionality. To me this should be a prerequisite to any system that wants to promote itself as being secure.

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