Equip your E-mail with a Two-way protection
Hacking is something which everybody is familiar with; everybody has their own story on hacking ruined their life.Â There is a need to be constantly updated because hackers come up with more and more new ways to dig into e-mail accounts and extract personal information, with the motive of misusing it. Whether it’s spamming, phishing or spreading malware virus, these unethical activities continue unabated irrespective of the checks and balances in place.
To combat this problem, Google has come up with a new security feature “two factor authentication. The feature was launched in February and wasn’t a success; however, it is now available in over 150 countries and 40 languages. The 2FA feature combines user’s password along with a code which is sent to their mobile phone. The users get a one-time code as a text message on their mobile phones, which they use in the Gmail login panel while logging in.
This is a new feature and it is going to take some time before banks and e-commerce websites start using it. This feature protects your Gmail account if you are using an insecure network or a PC that may be running malware. The functioning of 2FA is similar to that of PayPal, which turns your cell phone into an authentication token. Â “Two factor authentications is also offered by Hotmail and Facebook. Â Once this software has been installed you can be sure about the safety of your log-in information and other details.