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Tech Tips for Non-Tech People!

Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Aug 29, 2016

Lockout Protection for Online Accounts

Once again we were contacted by a frantic Gmail user asking for help because they were locked out of their own account.

Google provides a number of resources for recovering a locked out account, but a security step he could have taken long ago would have prevented it from ever happening in the first place.

It’s called 2-step verification and it’s really easy to setup.

Once you turn on the 2-step verification option, even if someone else gains access to your password, they won’t gain access to your account and here’s why:

Google tracks any strange computers that are trying to access your account and sends a special code to your phone when it detects new activity.

Without the special code, whoever has your password won’t get in and you’ll be alerted to the fact that your password has been compromised.

Think about it: If you suddenly get an a text code sent to you out of the blue, you’ll know that it’s time to change your password because someone clearly knows it.

You can protect virtually every major online account using this method, so if you want the step by step instructions for setting it up, checkout the link we have posted at so you can secure all your accounts today.