Use Google Authenticator app to secure your Google Account from Hackers – 2 step verification
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Keeping your data safe has never been so important. Every time we find a loop, we try to exploit. Now its time for counter measures. Today i will take you through a complete guide to secure your Google account and other credentials by using Google Authenticator app to login to your google account. What Google Authenticator does is simple. It generates a key every time you try to login to your Google account. It provides you an extra layer of security which is safer than passwords. And Another amazing thing is that, it also works offline. Given below is the detailed tutorial on how to secure your account with Google Authenticator App.
 I’ve been using this Authenticator for over 2 years now and I recommend everyone to use it.
Setting Up Google Authenticator
Google Authenticator app

1. Go to https://myaccount.google.com/ and Login to your Google account with your Password.

Google Authenticator app

2. Now go to Sign in and Security Tab and select 2-Step verification

Google Authenticator app

3. Enter your mobile number and verify it

Google Authenticator app

4. Google will ask you whether to turn 2-Step verification on or off. Turn it on

Google Authenticator app

5. In the next page, below you will see Google Authenticator app select it

Google Authenticator app

6. Now Select your device and download download Google Authenticator app

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(Android) and proceed to next step.

Google Authenticator app

7. You will be given a QRcode, if you are viewing this on a computer or another device other than your phone where Google Authenticator app is installed skip to step 9

8. Click on i can’t scan the code and a set of key will be revealed. Copy that

Google Authenticator app

9. Now open app and press menu button and click in set up an account. There you will see 2 Options. If you want to scan the code, Select the first otherwise select the second.

10. If you selected to enter the key, enter your email address in the account name field and key in the next. And leave all other options the same. And add account.

Google Authenticator app

11. After this, proceed to the next step in th browser. Enter the code that you got from the app (Make sure you enter it before the code expires). And save and you are Done.

Google Authenticator app
Google Authenticator app

12. Now Login to your Google again and and you will be asked to enter the code from app to login.

Google Authenticator app

Note : If you are unable to use the code at the moment, you can get the code as SMS in the mobile number that you entered before. You can do this by selecting ‘ Try another way to login ‘

Enjoy and Be safe 🙂

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