2 step verification for Google

If you haven’t activated 2-step verification for Google / Gmail already, it’s high time you did. 2-step verification essentially requires you to provide two proofs to show that you are actually you. After getting the password correct, you’ll get an SMS with a verification code which you have to enter to sign in. In case the phone is lost, no cellular coverage, etc you can add recovery options.

Why bother? Because you never know when your account’s gonna get compromised, and when you do, you’d wish you were dead.

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  • KalpaG  On September 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

    good article machan.. very helpful.
    tell you what. i activated it right away :P

  • ICT4D (@isura)  On November 20, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    highly recommend for anyone who uses gmail. You can have a back up verification codes from settings, which is handy when going oversease (and has no phone connection to receive sms)

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