- Tram Ho
Can view Google account is a “most powerful on the internet” account. Because when you own it, you can use many of the services and applications that Google offers. Of course, they are completely free. Today, a lot of users choose to use their Google account to make – especially Gmail – as the main account to register for services, as well as use it at work.
Therefore, it is important to pay attention to how to protect your Google account safely, as well as to avoid unauthorized intrusion. The good news is that Google is also interested in this issue and offers a lot of solutions to help protect user accounts. Here are some suggestions that you should try.
Add email and backup phone number
This is a setup step that can help you restore your account by asking for help from email and backup phone number.
Visit the Google account management page here and click the Privacy tab.
Go to the setting “The ways we can verify you are the account owner”. Here Google will provide users with 03 backup options to help restore the account. However, currently the third option has been removed.
We begin to use the first option as “Recovery phone number”. Please enter the backup phone number you want to use and take steps to confirm the phone number.
Next, please proceed to set up “Recover Email” option again.
Enable 2-step authentication
When activating this feature, every time you log in to Google, you will be asked to enter additional code sent to the previously set phone number to verify whether you are the owner of the account or not. Specifically how to activate the following.
Also in the Security tab, go to the “Sign in to Google” section and click the “2-Step Verification” line.
The 2-step verification configuration page will appear, press “Start”.
Enter the phone number you are using and choose the verification form.
Depending on the form of verification, Google will send you an authentication code. Please enter the code on the confirmation page.
When done, press “On” to activate.
In addition, Google also supports users of Google Prompt add-on feature to help login verification process take place faster by authenticating reminders from Google when signing in.
Depending on the mobile operating system you are using, Google will have instructions on how to activate it for you.
Backup access code
What if you fall into a situation where you can’t access your account when the security measures activated above are completely disabled? You can now use the backup code to access the account again. And this code is best you should print and store somewhere carefully. How to backup as follows.
Also at the Security tab, go to the “Backup code” section and click “Install”.
Google will give you 10 backup codes to use, and each code will only be used once. Print it out and store it in case you need it.
Manage information about you that others can see
Often, information about you will be taken advantage of by bad guys to investigate and from there to determine your account. Therefore, managing the display of personal information is essential. And the following is the way.
Click the People and share tab, then click the “Select what others will see” section.
Make the setting hidden or display the information you want to share.
Manage and disconnect a third-party account with your Google account
Some of the services and applications integrate the connection of third party accounts with your Google account to skip the registration step. And of course sometimes you should also review and disconnect third-party services and applications to avoid personal data leakage issues.
Also in the Security tab, go to the “Third-party applications that have access to accounts” section and click the “Manage third-party access rights” line.
Review the service, the application is no longer in use and press “Delete access”.
Hope the article will be useful for you.
Source : Trí Thức Trẻ