Increase Security by Enabling Two-Factor Authentication on Your Google Account

By Jason Fitzpatrick on November 23rd, 2011

You can easily increase the security of your Google account by enabling two-factor authentication; flip it on today for a free security boost.

It’s not a new feature but it’s a feature worth giving a second look. Watch the above video for a quick overview of Google’s two-factor authentication system. Essentially your mobile phone becomes the second authentication tool–you use your password + a code sent to your phone to log into your account. It’s a great way to easily increase the security of your Google account, it’s free, and you can set it so that you only have to validate your home computer once every 30 days.

Google Two-Step Verification [via Google+]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/23/11
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