If you have a G-Mail account that you use for business purposes or even one that has personal stuff on it, you want to be sure that it is secure and that nobody else can gain access to it. You can do this with the new 2 step verification protection that G-Mail recently introduced.
If you do decide you want to use the G-Mail 2 step verification, it is very easy to set up and use assuming that you have a mobile phone. You type in your password when signing in (just like you do with everything else online) and then you will be asked to enter a code that will be sent to your mobile phone. This might be sent in the form of a voice mail a text message or via the G-Mail mobile app. One thing is for sure and that is you will receive your code promptly so you will be able to sign in safely and with no delays.
A different code will need to be entered every time that you sign in but G-Mail understands that this could be a little annoying so they also have an option to not use a code again for that computer. If you select that option, it means you will only have to enter your password and the code ONCE to sign in. If somebody tries to hack into your email, they will not be able to do this due to the fact that they are using a different computer. They will have to enter a code that they can ONLY get by having your mobile phone in hand.
This feature is so cool because it gives your account a layer of support that is near impossible to get through for anyone looking to get on your account. Most people know their passwords by heart but the ‘one time only code’ means that it takes a little more work to get into your account. For a few extra minutes you can protect yourself with this easy feature which is really nothing when you consider the benefits that there will be.
Perhaps you think that your password is really secure and you don’t need the 2 step verification on your G-Mail account, think again! Passwords are much easier to crack than what you think they are, no matter how smart or well thought out they are. Computer hackers are clever people and there are a lot that they can break your code. Hackers can get your passwords by you clicking on links in emails, downloading software and various other ways. The one thing that hackers can not get is your phone which is why the G-Mail 2 step verification is such a good idea.
If you want to know the proper way to protect your G-Mail account, you’ve found it! The only way you can keep your photos, intimate information and even financial information safe online is to protect your email account to the best of your ability and the 2 step verification method is the best way to do it.