In this episode Jimmy and Jenny give us tips on how they keep their Google Apps account safe. Obviously nobody wants to be hacked, so there are some useful security checks that are worth following!
Let’s start with your password. Your password is your main weapon to keep your account safe. Thus it is key to make it unique and hard to guess… so instead of using “abcd” or “1234”, here’s a tip: use a mix of upper and lower case letters and even symbols! For instance, something like... “D0ntb33vil”! And if it turns out that you have created a too strong password and you can’t log in, don’t worry. Jenny will guide you through the easy steps to follow to reset your password: just click “need help” in your login page, and let the system know the last passwords you remember!
Another tip: do use the 2-step verification for your Google Account! This is a recommended extra step to make your account more difficult to be hacked. Go to your Google “My account” page. In the “Sign-in & security” section, click “Signing in to Google” and select the 2-step Verification option.
Talking about the “My Account” page,you’ll see in this episode that this is a page you want to bookmark. This panel is not only where you check your security settings or recover your account. It is also where you can track your online activity and checking your log-in history. In the“Device activity & notifications” section, you’ll find the list of your “Recent security events” (like changes to your password or security settings). In “Recently used devices” , you’ll know the last time you logged in from any of your devices.
Check out this episode for detailed demos and walkthroughs. You will also be surprised by a special cameo appearance!