What is 2 Step Verification?

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Are you using 2-step verifications for some of your logins yet?

Is it bugging you that 2-Step Verification procedures are being recommended more and more when you try to login to your accounts?

I found it confusing and annoying when I didn’t understand what they were talking about or why it was necessary but now I appreciate the value of it.

I thought you might like to know more about it.

Here is a quick little video from Google that explains it very well and the principles apply to other accounts besides Google’s.  You just go into your account settings and set it up.

With 2-Step Verification, you’ll protect your account by requiring something you know (your password) and something you have (your phone, tablet or a key).
If hackers get your password, they still can’t get into your account because they won’t have the phone or other device that has a verification code on it.

Verification Codes are created for one-time use at the time you need them.  They are sent to your phone or other device via text, or phone call.

Here’s how it works

Step 1 You’ll enter your password
Step 2 You’ll be asked for something else, like a code that will be sent to your phone via text or phone call

Sometimes, during sign-in, you might have an opportunity to choose not to use 2-Step Verification again on that particular computer. If you say yes, the system will only ask for your password in the future. This makes it more convenient for you.
However, If you or anyone else tries to sign in to your account from another computer, 2-Step Verification will still be required.

If you aren’t using 2-Step verification, maybe you will start using it now.  If you need help, just let me know.  We can even do a quick lesson via remote access!

Please share this Techie Tip with your friends and family so their accounts will be protected too.

Enjoy!

Mardi

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