Thursday, 28 June 2012

Secure Gmail Account by 2-Step Verification

Hi Friends..

After Best Gmail Security Tips Post in TrickLabs, many friends has been asking more information about 2-Step Verification of Gmail.Google now has developed an advanced opt-in security feature called 2-step verification process to secure your Google account. This will help prevent hackers from accessing your account with just a stolen password.

What’s exactly is 2-step verification?

Like most bank websites, just having a valid password won’t be enough to access your account. Here two independent factors are used for authentication(2FA), ie: your password and a verification code obtained using your phone.
To enable this feature, go to your “Google Account Settings” page:

Take your time to carefully set up 2-step verification—we expect it may take up to 15 minutes to enroll. A user-friendly set-up wizard will guide you through the process, including setting up a backup phone and creating backup codes 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.

How to Turn-Off 2-step verification?

For turning off, just go to this link : . 
Then click on Turn off 2-step verification.

However, even if it is little trouble to acces gmail account, it is 2 times trouble to hack your account also..  So, it is better to turn on This 2-Step verification for your and your account's safety..

Thank You.!


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