Stay secure: Configuring Google's two-step authentication

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 8, 2012 8:17 AM |

Macworld posted a great article about configuring Google's two-step authentication to help you avoid the kind of security fail that befell Wired's Mat Honan. Though Honan's situation was a result of security problems within Apple and Amazon's systems, the two-step authentication Google -- and its Gmail service -- provides can act as a fairly powerful security blanket. Lex Friedman offers a step-by-step tutorial, and examines some of the two-step authentication's challenges, especially as it relates to third-party programs.

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