Google Authenticator App Turns Your iPhone Into a Security Token For Your Google Account

News | Saturday August 13 2011 9:15 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

system earlier in the year for Gmail and Google Apps (last year) that makes your Google Account significantly more secure by providing an additional layer of security.
The two-step verification process relies on something you know (your password) and something you have (your mobile phone).
This two-way verification is not new. Quite a few banks have been using this system for quite a while, allowing users to access their website using a unique passcode generated by a security token given by the bank and the password.
Last month, Google released an iPhone app called
for the two-step verification for the iPhone . Google Authenticator app basically turns your iPhone into a security token and generates a unique passcode for the two-step verification.
 on Google’s website before setting it up.
It is highly recommended that you enable the two-step verification if you have a Google Account. The entire setup process does not take more than 5 to 10 minutes. And if you do then Google Authenticator is a must-have app and you can download it from the
. You can also use the app on your
Please stay safe and pass this around to your family and friends who have a Google Account as well.

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