One of the points Naoki makes in the article is that this shows why two step verification is important and why it is especially important for you email address.
What Is Two Step Verification
You’re probably used to one step verification, that’s where you give a password to access your account. It’s been around for a while and it’s rare for a service not to have some sort of single necessary step to log in. Two step verification adds in an additional step.
On a simple level this could be simply two passwords but usually it’s more advance than that. The most common two step verification is to have a password and a number sent to a mobile device (either via an app or SMS message) that you have to enter to log in. However, some more advance feature include carrying a device that generates a security code for you.
Services That Offer Two Step Verification
More and more services are starting to offer two step verification to ensure that your passwords aren’t broken. Perhaps the most famous is Google and considering how central Google can be for your data sources I suggest you set up two step verification on Google straight away. However, Google isn’t alone here. Some other services include.
- Apple ID [very important as a Mac User]
- and Dropbox
All services that could potentially carry vital data about you.
How To Set Up Two Step Verification for…
If you want to set up two step verification for these services then head to the links below and follow their guides.
So go and set up Two Step Verification right away.