Secure you account with 2-Step Verification.
It's easier than you think for someone to steal your password
Any of these common actions could put you at risk of having your password stolen:
- Using the same password on more than one site
- Downloading software from the Internet
- Clicking on links in email messages
2-Step Verification can help keep bad guys out, even if they have your password.
What is two-step authentication?
Two-step authentication is the most prevalent way to secure your accounts: It asks you to authenticate that you are who you say you are by supplying not only your password, but a unique code supplied from your phone or an external app. It ensures that those accessing your accounts have access to your physical devices as well as your virtual passwords, and makes a simple password crack or social engineering hack a lot more insufficient in actually accessing your personal data.
Sign in using 2-SV is easy
- Login as normal.
- Fill in your E-mail and Password
- You'll be asked for something else. Your 2-SV token. It can be a code which is sent to you by text on your mobile, voice or using the Google Authenticator app.
- Now you can chose to remember the computer for 30 days. Then you wont need the 2-SV during the 30 day period.
Set up 2-Step Verification
- Go to the 2-Step Verification page and click on Get Started..
- Enter your Google email and password (or just your password, if you're already logged in to Google).
- Click the Start setup button.
- Add a phone number that Google can send the six-digit verification code to.
- Verify your phone number by entering in the six-digit code Google sent you.
- Choose whether or not to add your current computer as a trusted device.
- Confirm that you wish to turn on two-step verification.
And you're set! Google will now send your phone a six-digit code for any app that uses Google's web interface to authenticate your account.
Once you're finished, you'll be taken to the 2-Step Verification settings page. Review your settings and add backup phone numbers. The next time you sign in, you'll receive a text message with a verification code.
Note: To ensure that you can access your account in the future, add an email recovery option as well.