Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online
Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

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Introduction to cyber security: stay safe online

Two-factor authentication on Google

If you have a Google account it is a good idea to set up two-factor authentication.

Google’s two-factor authentication sends authentication codes to your mobile phone. You will need a phone that only you have access to, as otherwise someone who has stolen your details could use it to gain access to your Google account.

You can find out more at Google’s 2-Step page [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]  and follow the instructions there to set it up.


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