With 2-step verification, you can set up Gmail to require a special code for login in addition to your password.


  • Click your name or photo in the top Gmail navigation bar.
  • Select My Account from the menu that comes up.
    • select Settings,
    • go to the Sign-in and SecurityUnder Password & sign-in method Select ‘2-step verification


Even if someone manages to guess your password, they won’t be able to log in to your account without a verification code that is sent to your phone.


In the example below, the gmail account of a Dublin user was access by a user in South Africa. 2-step verification prevents such an attack.




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