How to protect your google account

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How to protect your google account

Your google account has access to all Google services like google photos, drive etc. In fact, nowadays many people use mobile banking. So there is a chance that you might save some sensitive information like password, important documents etc. If your Goole account is compromised you will have face more problems than just losing your google account. In this article how to protect your Google account.

Thankfully google always work for making their google services more secure. So they have many inbuilt security features which can be very useful to secure your account. But this security feature comes along with a set of inconvenience. But when we talk about security, a bit of inconvenience us worth to have.

Google Account Recovery

This is the basic level of security that Google gives. You can add recovery email and phone number. So if your account gets hacked you can get your account back by using recovery email or mobile number

This security feature only works if use it as soon as your account gets hacked. Because the moment your account get hacked, the hacker might change the recovery email or phone number.

Here are steps that you can follow to setup recovery options.

  • In the chrome browser look for the google account icon at the top right section
  • Click on that icon and then click My Account.
  • In my account section if you scroll down you will see the option for Sign In and security.
  • Under the sign in and security, you will get the option for recovery email and phone number.
  • Fill in the information and you are all set.

Two Step Verification

Two-step verification is an excellent security tool to secure your Google account. In this feature, you will get a prompt to your registered cell phone whenever you try to login to your google account. So if a hacker wants to hack your account they need to have your cellphone also to log in. It makes it difficult for them to hack your account.

Below steps, you can follow to set up two-step verification.

  • Go to my account section of your google section
  • Click on sign in an security
  • Enable two-step verification.
  • Register your device

Google Authenticator

Google authenticator is the best tool to secure your Google account. You need to get a different token every time you try to log in. Those are 6 digit token which changes every minute. So to login to your google account you need the password and random code generated by the authenticator software. This makes it almost impossible to hack your account.

Conclusion

Hope after reading the article you got a basic of how to protect your Google account. No tool can protect unless you take precautions. What if you enabled all security features but saved all password in the browser. Anyone can hack your account if you do that. So you will have to add security features and must take basic precautions to safeguard your account.

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RAJIB
An engineer by profession but a true geek by hearts. Loves exploring new stuff and loves to drive around in free time. Brought up in the pearl city (Hyderabad) and an avid Hyderabadi foodie.