Preventing hackers from accessing your email is by far the most important security measure you need to take. The biggest immediate step you can take to improve your Gmail’s security is by turning on 2-factor authentication. Here’s how:
The strongest 2-factor authentication methods listed in order:
- The most secure method is to use a hardware key that plugs into your computer. You validate your login by simply touching your finger to the key. The most widely used key is by Yubicu.
- An authenticator app, like Google Authenticator.
- Using SMS is the least secure method, but still a very smart security improvement.
With these quick steps, you’ll greatly improve your Gmail’s security and without taking too much time at all!