With so many accounts and passwords, being safe and secure can be a difficult thing to do. Google Authenticator is here to help, adding a second layer of security to your online logins.
Cyber attacks happen. Data theft is at an all-time high.In a tech world, it's the price we pay to make our lives easier. Among the benefits of effortless collaboration, communication, and productivity, shopping (and paying for things in general) has become more convenient. This means a lot of services and apps, which are often connected to each other.With so many accounts and passwords, being safe and secure can be a difficult thing to do.
Google Authenticator adds a second layer of security to your online logins. The application syncs up with websites to generate authentication codes that are required when you want to sign in. This is a great - and free - way to add some protection to your identity, your data, and your money.Sounds easy, right?Here is what you need to know before setting it up.When adding Google Authenticate to a web login, you are given a backup code, or set of backup codes. These are VERY important to keep track of! Without these, losing your device running the authenticate application would mean losing access to those accounts. It is very important that you keep these backup codes somewhere safe. Keeping multiple copies of the codes would be a good idea.Now, outside of losing your phone and not having backup codes, there is not much of a downside to using Google Authenticator. In a world where people are often phishing for data, looking for a way to steal your financial information, or to spend some of your hard-earned money on themselves, it is better to be safe than sorry. Google Authenticator is doing its part to keep you safe.(Image Source: iCLIPART)