Its said “Prevention is better than cure”
In the same sense its very important for you to protect your e-mail account from being misused or hacked.
You’d probably be wondering what else can I do other than setting up a complex password to my account?
Yes – password is important and having a long & complex password is “recommended”, but only the password cannot fully protect you from intruders.
GMail has now come up with a Google 2 step verification process……just in case your account is accessed from a location that Google thinks is “not legitimate”.
Anytime within GMail, you can check your Account activity – scroll down the GMail Page and click on Last Account Activity
Google 2 Step Verification – Protect your account now!
By default, GMail alerts users if their account has been accessed from an Unknown location, but offers no protection unless you complete the 2-step verification.
You need to provide your mobile phone number in order to verify your identity and in case of any attempt to login to your account, you’ll need to provide a numeric verification code, which is sent over an SMS or phone call. (An OTP code – One Time Password)
The Google 2 step verification process will strengthen your account security and will protect your GMail account and other associated google services.
Its preferred that you always update your browser and Operating System to the latest version, and also maintain an updated antivirus software.
For Google’s 2-step Verification Process >>CLICK HERE<<