Advanced 2 step security for a Google AccountPosted by in Google Updates
Recently Google has launched advanced secury for users called 2 step security or 2 step vaarification.And this is very useful feature we can say.as we know it’s important to take steps to help secure your activities online. Your Gmail account, your photos, your private documents etc.because when our email account gets hacked we lost all of our important documents.Because we probably use the same password in multiple sites and when one of them account get hacked your password is conned out of you directly through a phishing scam, it can be used to access some of your most closely-held information.
So now rather then trusting to a single password most of us needs something more secure something more useful.and google knows all our needs .so Google developed an advanced opt-in security feature called 2-step verification that makes your Google Account significantly more secure by helping to verify that you’re the real owner of your account. Now it’s time to offer the same advanced protection to all of our user
2-step verification requires two independent factors for authentication, much like you might see on your banking website: your password, plus a code obtained using your phone. Over the next few days, you’ll see a new link on your Account Settings page that looks like this:
in case you lose access to your primary phone. Once you enable 2-step verification, you’ll see an extra page that prompts you for a code when you sign in to your account. After entering your password, Google will call you with the code, send you an SMS message or give you the choice to generate the code for yourself using a mobile application on your Android, BlackBerry or iPhone device. The choice is up to you. When you enter this code after correctly submitting your password we’ll have a pretty good idea that the person signing in is actually you.
It’s an extra step, but it’s one that significantly improves the security of your Google Account because it requires the powerful combination of both something you know—your username and password—and something that only you should have—your phone. A hacker would need access to both of these factors to gain access to your account. If you like, you can always choose a “Remember verification for this computer for 30 days” option, and you won’t need to re-enter a code for another 30 days. You can also set up one-time application-specific passwords to sign in to your account from non-browser based applications that are designed to only ask for a password, and cannot prompt for the code.