When you forget or lose your password, Gmail services will often email you to confirm your identity and reset it. This makes email the golden key to all of your other online accounts. If your email password is compromised with no second layer of authentication to back it up, an attacker can easily access your other accounts in a domino effect.In this article, I will tell you how to enable Gmail two-step verification.
Gmail two-step verification
Two-step authentication is the most prevalent way to secure your accounts: It asks you to authenticate that you are who you say you are by supplying not only your password but a unique code supplied from your phone.
- Visit Google’s 2-Step Verification page and click on Get Started.
- Enter your Google email and password (or just your password, if you’re already logged in to Google).
- Click the Start setup button.
- Add a phone number that Google can send the six-digit verification code to. (For semi-obvious reasons, this shouldn’t be your Google Voice number: If you use that phone number, you might end up locked out of your account.)
- Verify your phone number by entering the six-digit code Google sent you.
- Choose whether or not to add your current computer as a trusted device.
- Confirm that you wish to turn on two-step verification.