Posts Tagged ‘2-step verification’

Google Enables Security Key Support for 2-Step Verification

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Multi-step login procedures are often somewhat annoying and inconvenient … but that’s what it takes to accurately verify each user.

One of the best ways to improve the security of a Google account is to enable 2-step verification for it. The idea behind the feature is to combine the usual account username and password with local information tied to a mobile phone. So, instead of having to enter your Google email and password to sign in to your account, you also need to enter a code that is generated on the fly when you sign in on untrusted devices.