3 tips for Securing your Google Account

You can make your Google account much more secure by adding a second device to your login process. This means even if someone finds out your password they still need access to your smartphone in order to be able to access your account. [blockquote quote=”Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a technology that provides […]
October 14, 2015 10:54 am

You can make your Google account much more secure by adding a second device to your login process. This means even if someone finds out your password they still need access to your smartphone in order to be able to access your account.

[blockquote quote=”Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a technology that provides identification of users by means of the combination of two different components. These components may be something that the user knows, something that the user possesses or something that is inseparable from the user. ” source=”Wikipedia” source_link=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two-factor_authentication”]

We step through:

  1. Changing your password
  2. Adding 2 step authentication with SMS
  3. Adding 2 step authentication with Google Authenticator app on your phone

Also we cover the scenarios when your phone is dead, lost or stolen and how to get specific app passwords for applications where 2 step authentication is not supported.

Bonus tip is using a password manager to help you manage all your passwords, and keep the security up, whilst making them safe and secure!

Get started now: http://myaccount.google.com to follow along with the video:

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