How to Improve Gmail Account Security
With millions of eMail accounts hacked on a daily basis, Google email or Gmail has come up with an excellent solution binding the email account login with a two step verification bundeling it with a code verification from your mobile phone.
When you log in from a computer you don’t normally use, Gmail will ask you for your password and a code that you receive on your mobile phone. This will help prevent strangers from accessing your account with just a stolen password as its a combination of token and pin from your mobile phone.
This mechanism will not want you to enter the code each time you login in, basically you can remember your regular computer on the system hence enabling you to protect your account form other computer access only.
Disaster Recovery for this advanced security model:
Every excellent system has a failure possibility and Google has take care of this and has a disaster recovery plan in case the system fails. Below are some critical points you need to take a note of:
- In case you loose your primary phone or do not have a signal strength to receive the code, there is an option for you to add a backup phone to continue to receive the authentification code.
- If you are traveling or don’t have your phone, backup codes can be used to get access to your account. Each code allows you to sign in one time without your phone, and they do not expire.
- In case you want to install Applications on your Apple or Android smartphones to generate code, even that is available.
Get some backup codes, or add a backup phone number at: