Why you need 2 step verification for your Google account

Google 2 step verification for your google account is a great security feature for protecting your online data that linked with Google products like; Gmail, Google drive, Playstore and others. By using 2 step verification you can not only protect your password but can protect your device also.

And if you are thinking that your password is enough to protect your google account data then your account might be at risk.

There are lots of mistakes we do in case of our passwords. like;
* Using poor/weak passwords.
* Using same password for multiple online platform.
* Writing down our passwords anywhere.

Beside this a hacker can also trick you to reveal your password.

But using two step verification for your Google account can keep those hackers and spammers out of accessing your account.

How Google's 2 step verification work :

When you sign in to any Google product it will ask you for your password as usual. After that a code will be sent to your mobile no. through SMS or voice calls. And this code will be used to verify the genuine user. Even you can use hardware tokens to verify yourself.

So even if a bad guy or hacker know your password, he will still need your phone or security tokens to log in into your account.

And believe me Google is smart enough to recognize you. When you are using the same device to login into your Google account for a period of time, Google recognizes that it is you as the authentic user for accessing the account.

But what if an unknown person log into my account?

No worry. Google has a solution for this problem also. Google will warns you each time when your login details is used on a new device or in an unknown location. Google will also provide you all the details associated with the login attempt like; Locations, which Operating System used to login, on which Application the login occur, IP address of the device, MAC address of the device or other details.

Here you can see how Google will alert you for any suspected login :

You can also read more :

> How to protect your Email Account

> 10 tips to secure your Digital Data

Why you need 2 step verification for your Google account Why you need 2 step verification for your Google account Reviewed by Sukanta Das on February 15, 2018 Rating: 5

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