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
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.