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Secure Your Google Drive Using 2 Step Verification

One of the best things about cloud computing is the ability to store and save data on the cloud and access it anywhere with an internet connection. As I mentioned yesterday in " interactive tour on Google Drive " Google provides 15 GB of storage for free across its different products. This is probably enough for us in education. You and your students can use it to store and access docs and files without having to worry about the inconsistencies of hardware.

However, using this free cloud storage space requires extra measure of security. You need to secure your stored data and make it hard for hackers to break into it. Google has a trick for this called " two step verification" which is done through a code Google sends to your phone. Here is how to do it:

1- Sign in to your Google Account settings page by clicking on your name or picture in the upper right corner of the screen and then clicking Account.

2- On the left tab, click Security and then Edit under "2-Step verification." This will bring you to the 2-step verification settings page.

3- You will then see a step-by-step guide which will help you through the setup process.

4- Once you’re done, you’ll be taken to the 2-step verification settings page again. Be sure to review your settings and add backup phone numbers.

5- You’re done! Next time you sign in, you’ll receive an SMS with a verification code

Watch this video to learn more about 2 step verification

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