February 11, 2011

Google gets Advanced Sign-in Security


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Last year, Google made Gmail access via HTTPS protocol default for all account holders to add a security layer. Now, Google has introduced Gmail's 2-Step Verification advanced sign-in feature which is optional. This 2-Step Verification feature requires using a specific code to sign in to the Gmail account. Google either calls you to give that code or sends the code via SMS or generates it via a mobile app for Android, BlackBerry or iPhone device.

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According to Gmail Official Blog

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Take your time to carefully set up 2-step verification—we expect it may take up to 15 minutes to enroll. A user-friendly set-up wizard will guide you through the process, including setting up a backup phone and creating backup codes in case you lose access to your primary phone. Once you enable 2-step verification, you’ll see an extra page that prompts you for a code when you sign in to your account. After entering your password, Google will call you with the code, send you an SMS message or give you the choice to generate the code for yourself using a mobile application on your Android, BlackBerry or iPhone device. The choice is up to you. When you enter this code after correctly submitting your password we’ll have a pretty good idea that the person signing in is actually you.

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