While technology has continued to open new doors of digital mankind, the life of hacker’s pursue with more challenge, but fun. That’s what their life calls for.
Their ability to get hold of your personal accounts and information to put you on the risk of becoming victims of identity fraud is also getting upgraded, courtesy of the technologies again.
However, to add more challenges and no fun into the life of hackers out there, Google has now taken an extra step to help protect consumer’s private data by improving internet security over all its products.
Google came up with Google Authenticator, an app that uses a two-step verification method to safeguard your information by adding an extra layer of identification before allowing anyone to gain access to your accounts. With two-factor verification active on your smartphones, Google Authenticator generates a random six-digit code instead of simply entering a password when logging into Google apps. This has been turned out to be the best method to secure all your privacy from getting leaked.
Here’s how to set up Google Authenticator on your device.
1. Download the “Google Authenticator” app from the Google Play store for Android Smartphones and App Store for iPhone Devices.
2. Meanwhile, sign in to your Google account from your PC or Mac, look at the upper right-hand corner of your screen for a small icon with your photo on it and click “Manage your Google account.”
3. Click on “Security” from the menu on the left side of your screen and continue scrolling down to the “Signing in to Google” header.
4. Click “2-Step Verification” to turn the option “On” and re-enter your Google account password to proceed further.
5. Under “Set up an alternative second step,” click “Set Up” in the “Authenticator app” option.
6. Choose whether you have an Android or iPhone and click “Next.”
7. Open the Google Authenticator app on your mobile device and tap the “Begin setup.”
8. Tap “Scan barcode,” on your phone and scan the barcode displayed on your computer screen.
9. After scanning the code, your Authenticator app will automatically begin to display a randomized six-digit code. Click “Next” on your computer screen and enter the six-digit code displayed in the Authenticator app on your mobile device.
10. Click “Done” to confirm verification.
You will now be set up with Google Authenticator and now use the app to log into your Google account moving forward.
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