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Pros and Cons of Two-Step Verification for Gmail

By staff on Sep 30, 2016 5:00:36 AM

Google’s two-step verification has been around for years and for a good reason: It is an added layer of protection for Gmail accounts that keeps email secure. Two-step prevents other people from accessing your email by having you enter your password and then a security code that’s texted to your phone each time you sign in. The chance that a hacker has both your password and phone to access a security code text is unlikely, so once these two steps are completed, Google is confident that you are the official account holder and allows you to access your email.

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