Hackers always try their best to hack into other’s email accounts to steal their personal information. I have seen many of my friend’s email accounts have been hacked by hackers in the past. Looking at this security concern, Google has announced advanced 2 step verification system for your Google account.
What is 2 step verification?
Google has announced 2 step verification process today to secure your Google account. Until now you are used to sign in to your Google account using your password but once you enable the 2 step verification you will also be asked to enter the code sent through a SMSÂ on your mobile phone. This promises enhanced security system for your Google accounts.
How to enable 2 step verification?
To enable the 2 step verification move over to your account settings page. There will be a new link to enable 2 step verification. 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. Once you enter both password and the code correctly you will gain access to your Google account. It means it will amost be impossible for a hacker to hack into your account.
It is great move by Google as our email accounts may contain important information. The instructions to change the password for various accounts over internet are also sent to email inbox. So the chances to be hacked will be avoided to the most using 2 step verification.
Good idea! Since some people easy to access others account. I think itâ€™s very secure for everyone. First thanks for you because you are giving great information
Google applied always great ideas to protect their users privacy. But simran if anybody lost his cell phone in any case then it means he can’t use any more Google account. I think this is better to safe but difficult for users that have no cell phone at the time of verification what you say about it… Thanks
If you lose your cell phone you will not lose access to your Google account. There is a option to set a backup phone in case you lose your primary phone. The backup phone can be a landline or mobile phone.
2 step verification is certainly a great move to deter hackers from hacking a Google account. Good stuff always!
Through this feature Google will get the Mobile Phone Number of the Email Account Owner
This new security feature if enabled will test the skills of hackers who will now have to demise one more security parameter before hacking a security enabled gmail email address