Saturday, 6 August 2011


Secure your Gmail Account 2-Step Verification

  • Saturday, 6 August 2011
  • saurav garg
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  • Today I'm telling about how you can secure your Google account using 2-step verification. 2-step verification is the best way for securing your Google account even if your password is stolen. You can't login to your account unless you have the verification code. Using it, you have to required both password & verification code (Receive on your mobile via SMS) for accessing your Gmail, Orkut services. You must be aware about security provided by Google.
    • Login to your Google account.
    • Open this link
    • Click on Start setup.

      Start Setup
    • Now Set up your phone: Choose appropriate option (me chose Text message (SMS) or voice call under Landline or mobile phone).

      Choose Options
    • Choose your country & Enter your mobile number.
    • Choose the option Send codes by: SMS text message or Voice call (I prefer to SMS text message).
    • Click on Send code under Let's the test phone.
    • You will receive a code via text if you chose SMS text message.
    • Enter code in next field & click on Verify.

      Test The Phone
    • Click on Next.
    Your phone is now configured to receive verification codes. Now make backup in the case if you lost your phone or is unavailable.
    • Click on Next.
    • Print Backup verification codes or save it.

      Backup Verification Codes
      Remember: Each backup verification code can be use only once for verification & keep these codes secret. Read the warning under backup verification codes carefully.
    • Check Yes, I have a copy of my backup verification codes & click on Next.
    • Now add another phone number that belongs to you or a trusted friend or family member.
    • Follow the steps as described above for sending code & optional testing.
    • Click on Next.
    • Click on Turn on 2-step verification

      Turn On 2-Step Verification
    • That's all.
    When you will sign in to your Google account using user id & password, it will ask for verification code send to your phone. You must require verification code for accessing your account.

    If you didn't receive code, then you can use another ways for getting verification code as shown below.

    Choose Another Method To Get A Verification Code 
    Also Read:- Secure yourself from hackers in Mozilla Firefox 

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