Google’s 2-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account. Why am I concerned about this you might ask? Well, I’ve seen several of my friend’s accounts get hacked recently…and on top of that, two of the smartest people I know said I should – Nick Such and Tommy Crush.
Setting it up is a synch. It literally took me 3 minutes. Here’s how it works:
- When you sign into your Google account you will enter your password like normal.
- Then you’ll be asked to enter a code that will be sent to you via text or voice or mobile app.
- Then you’re signed in like normal. You can set it up so that you are only asked for a code whenever you sign into a new computer. This is what I did, that way I don’t have to enter a code every time I sign into Google on my own computer. I’m still covered since most hacks come from people attempting to sign into your account from remote computers.
One more thing – don’t forget to setup your “application-specific passwords” for other apps using your Google account such as your phone or Adwords, etc. This took an additional 60 seconds.