Make your Google and other on­line ac­counts more se­cure

Find out how to per­form a se­cu­rity au­dit and use sim­ple tips and tech­niques to keep your per­sonal data safe and se­cure on­line

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Al­most ev­ery other day brings news of an­other on­line se­cu­rity hack. The vul­ner­a­bil­ity of our per­sonal data has never been more ap­par­ent, but there’s no rea­son to sit there feel­ing help­less or to re­treat from the In­ter­net com­pletely. Armed with the right tips and tech­niques, you can tighten your on­line se­cu­rity to make it much harder for hack­ers to gain ac­cess to your on­line ac­counts or per­sonal in­for­ma­tion.

In this tu­to­rial we’re fo­cus­ing on your Google ac­count, but many of the steps will work with your other on­line ac­counts too. Most of us have con­nected to Google at some point, whether it’s to col­lect email in Gmail, sync web browser set­tings in Chrome, pur­chase books, me­dia or apps on Google Play or back up data to the cloud us­ing Google Drive.

Read on to dis­cover how to per­form a much-needed se­cu­rity au­dit and to tighten pro­tec­tion, such as us­ing strong pass­words and two-step ver­i­fi­ca­tion.

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