With hackers attacking Facebook, Evernote, Apple, and other biggies, as well as being able to get past security passcodes on a number of hi-end tech phones from Samsung and Apple, users are now extremely cautious about the protection their online data receives by the host. Google offers a two step authentication process with email and phone notification of suspicious activity to protect user accounts. We tell you how to enable the authentication process as well as phone notification in the event of a breach into your account.
The two-way authentication feature generates a random-code that you will have to key in every time you login along with your password. You also have the option to choose to enter the code only once in 30 days. This ensures that if someone steals your password and is trying to access your account from anywhere else, they still cannot achieve it if they do not have that code.
Step 1: Login to your Google account. Once logged in, click your profile picture in the top-right corner of the screen and select the account you want to start protecting.
Step 2: Click the Security Link on the left side of the same page. Then scroll down to the notifications tab. If not previously executed, you will have to verify your phone number.
Step 3: Once you have verified your phone number, check the boxes alongside the option ‘Password change and suspicious log-in attempt’.
You will now be notified if there is any suspicious activity or unauthorized attempts to access your Google account.