It is recommended by security experts that you use Google 2-Step Verification in order to provide Stronger password security for Gmail and your account at Google
By following this guide on how to integrate Google 2-Step Verification method of logging in to your GMail, you will be both protecting your investment in your personal data using a two step process with both your password and your mobile phone or other SMS texting platform.
The reason that you should use multi factor verification is because even if someone steals your password alone, they will still not be able to access your account.
There are several security risks that put people in jeopardy of having their passwords stolen or account hacked.
Here are just a few:
- Utilizing one passward across multiple sites
- Downloading unsafe programs from online
- Clicking on suspicious links messages
Security Breaches Are Common
Even if someone doesn’t specifically steal your password directly, there are cyber attacks and security breaches that are a common occurance online. Most recently there was a hack that severely hurt over 25 million email accounts including Gmail and Yahoo – which is why we strongly recommend that you do your best to enable Google 2-step verification for your accounts.
Having a two step verification in place will stop a hacker dead in their tracks who tries to hack in to your Gmail or other Google services account that uses your credentials beacuse they do not physically have your mobile phone in their hands to verify the code that is messaged to you.
This is a superior way to secure your Google acccount.
Most people have just one layer of defense which is their password in order to shield their account from intruders.
Most people only have one layer – their password – to protect their account. With 2-Step Verification, if a bad guy hacks through your password layer, he’ll still need your phone or Security Key to get into your account.
Google 2-Step Verification – Multi-factor authentication
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a technique for PC access in which the end user or client is solely allowed access after effectively showing two separate bits of confirmation to a verification system.
Two-factor authentication (also known as 2FA) is a process for affirming a client’s credentials using two unique parts. Two-consider verification is a kind of multi-component confirmation.
A decent case from regular daily existence is the pulling back of cash from a money machine. Just the right mix of a bank card (something that the client has) and a PIN (individual recognizable proof number, something that the client knows) permits the exchange to be done.
Set up 2-Step Verification
- Go to the 2-Step Verification page. You might have to sign in to your Google Account.
- Select Get started.
- Follow the step-by-step setup process.