Google 2-Step Verification & Cost effective Data Protection

Google provides a feature for Google Apps users called ‘2-Step Verification’, which is designed to improve the security of not only your Google Apps accounts, but your entire online presence. If your Google account is ever hacked, a domino effect may ensue. You are particularly vulnerable if you reuse the same password for other accounts, such as Twitter or Facebook. If a hacker gets into one account, the chances are strong that the other accounts will also eventually be compromised.


According to Google:

“It’s an extra step, but it’s one that significantly improves the security of your Google Account because it requires the powerful combination of both something you know — your username and password — and something that only you should have — your phone,” explained product manager Nishit Shah, at the time.“

A hacker would need access to both of these factors to gain access to your account. If you like, you can always choose a ‘Remember verification for this computer for 30 days’ option, and you won’t need to re-enter a code for another 30 days. You can also set up one-time application-specific passwords (ASP) to sign in to your account from non-browser based applications that are designed to only ask for a password, and cannot prompt for the code.”  In a nutshell, a hacker may trick you into compromising your password, and he will also manage to steal your mobile phone.  

As you see you can’t be sure at 100% that your data will not be lost when you hacked, but you can foresee the loss of data, using free cloud backup service Spinbackup. If you use 2-Step Verification for your Google account than Spinbackup is a must!

Spinbackup offers an easy and cost-effective way to keep your data safe. Backup your data, today! 

Enjoy!The Spinbackup Team

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