TechStop

Feb 29 2012   3:06PM GMT

Google Two-Factor Authentication

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, recently I had a family member who got her Gmail account hacked by someone outside of North America. Apart from the sick feeling of violation that she felt she also wanted to know how to make sure that this didn’t happen again in the future. Enter Google’s two-factor authentication. It works with most if not all of the Google’s products. It is easy to setup and free to use. Best of all it greatly increases the security level of your Google accounts such as Gmail.

The link below is a place to start of the information and the service has had some improvements over the last few months that make it more feasible if you are traveling. I strongly recommend that you grab the travel codes and print them off and store them somewhere really safe, like a safe. They are very useful for a variety of reasons

All-in-all the service is a great idea and I hope that other companies start something similar.

http://support.google.com/a/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=175197

Until next time,
TechStop (JW)

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