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Monday, February 3, 2020

Google Shares Online Safety Tips

In celebration of Data Privacy Day, tech giant Google has shared some safety tips to help users secure their information online.

Google Shares Online Safety Tips
Google Shares Online Safety Tips

Use a unique password

Aside from creating tricky password with a mix of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and special symbols, Google advised users to have different passwords across multiple accounts to avoid security risks.

Google Password Manager
Google Password Manager

With Google Password Manager, the company enables users to easily view and manage passwords they have saved in Chrome or Android. It also allows them to run a password checkup.

Account Recovery
Account Recovery

Add a recovery phone number or email

Having a recovery information such as a phone number or email address will help users retrieve their accounts if ever they get locked out. This will also help them in times they forget their password or potential hacking, as it notifies users every time a new device is added on their account.

Google 2-Step Verification
Google 2-Step Verification

Secure accounts with two-step verification

With Google 2-step verification, users will be able to add an extra layer of protection to their accounts. It will always confirm your identity by sending you a verification code.

See Also: Google Acquires Fitbit, Promises to Protect Health Data

Always update your software

Whenever you receive a notification to update your software, do it as soon as possible to reduce risk of fraudulent activities. Users can also enable auto-updates to certain programs by visiting the settings in their app store.

Google Security Checkup
Google Security Checkup

Take the Google Security Checkup

Users can know the strength of their account’s privacy settings by visiting g.co/securitycheckup. This will analyze their Google Account’s security status, and will provide personalized guidance and actions to address any issues it recognizes.

To know more tips to keep yourself safe online, you can visit Google Safety Center.

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