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Google and Gmail: How to Enable XNUMX-Step Verification

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Protect your Google Account and Gmail with XNUMX-Step Verification (Double Authentication)
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A long time to take care of google account security and social networks are no longer just for celebrities and government officials; even we, mere mortals and free from any visibility in the media, need protection nowadays when it comes to our information.

According to data from Lookout Mobile Security, a benchmark in mobile device security, in March 2017 alone, on the internet, more than 1.4 billion of data. Emails, web service accounts and even bank details are gone kidnapped, harming individuals and companies – including important names, such as the fast-food chain McDonald's (Canada), are included in the list.

But protection has also evolved

Faced with such frightening and increasingly frequent reports, security measures such as adopting different Passwords for each service, not using personal data as passwords and avoiding having passwords exposed on your smartphone are just the most basic steps you can take to protect yourself.

In fact, the newest layer of security – and one that has so far proved to be efficient – ​​are the two-step checks, do you know?

They are also known as two-factor verification and they have this name because they use more than a simple password to check their identity: normally require a second code, this one sent to your smartphone and which will confirm that you are the one trying to log into the account.

In addition to inhibiting the action of criminals, this method warns you every time your account is accessed on a new device, something useful even against nosy with less offensive potential.

Enabling this feature on Google

Google XNUMX-step verification menu location
When logging in to your Google account, go to the Security menu and then tap on XNUMX-Step Verification

Enabling XNUMX-Step Verification is usually much simpler than it looks and to help you in this process, we've prepared a step by step that will tell you how to have this feature in your accounts on Google.

It is important to note that you can access your Google account on any of that company's services. For example, if you are already logged in using gmail on your smartphone, just click on your photo in the upper right corner of the screen and tap Google Account. And if you are accessing the Google Drive from the computer, the procedure is the same.

When logging into your account, access the menu Security. Then, you will find the Two-Step Verification option under the item How to Login to Google. The system will ask you to re-enter your password and will then guide you through the configuration.

If you are not logged into any service, you can access your settings in a simpler way by this link.

See how to proceed with the configuration:

After confirming e-mail e senha as requested by the platform, verify your mobile number, the preference verification method (which may be SMS confirmation, for example) and click 'close. On the third and last screen, confirm the code sent to the registered phone and activate the feature.

Also on the same page of this feature, also known as two-factor verification, alternative options are offered that can improve your security measures: you can either define a recovery code, as in the Facebook, when opting for Google to ask you for a login confirmation instead of a number sent by SMS fabric smartphone – in these cases, a notification will be displayed on the device asking you to authorize the login.

Ready!

Now that you are a pro at XNUMX-Step Verification, performing the process on other services will not be a difficult task. Want to know more tips financial security and ways of protect your data? You can read tutorials on how to make the two-factor verification on whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram too.

Stay tuned here on showmetech and tell us in the comments if you managed to configure all of them.

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