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Securing Yourself From A World Of Hackers

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will tell you what type of password you should not use and should use. In a recent survey by ZoneAlarm found that 79% of people use very common passwords like their first name, very easy combinations of numbers. As I have told before also that you should use Read more →

Use MyWOT (Web Of Trust) To Check Whether A Website Is Safe To Visit Or Not

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will tell you how you can check whether a website is safe to visit or not. WOT (Web Of Trust) is a community-powered tools on the web. WOT allows user to give input on a website they have visited and what was there experience with Read more →

Secure Your Twitter Account By Enable HTTPS

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will tell you how you can enabled HTTPS in Twitter for more security. Like in Gmail and Facebook, Twitter also introduced a new option in settings page by which you can enable to always use HTTPS mode instead of HTTP mode Read more →

How To Set Gmail In Secure (HTTPS) Mode

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will tell you how you can use Gmail in secure (HTTPS) mode. Using internet in secure (HTTPS) mode is one of the best ways to protect your private information. Like https helps protect data from being snooped by third parties, such as public computer, wifi, Read more →

All About Google’s 2-Step Verification

Hi! Everyoe, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will try to answer your all Questions related to Google’s new feature 2-Step Verification. Yesterday I told you how you can setup Google 2-step verification on your Google Account now let me answer some of questions you may want to ask. If your Question or Answer you are looking for is not given here do comments below I will try my best to answer them.

Google's 2-step verification

Let’s start the Question & Answer

Q.1) How long will it take to get verification code on my mobile phone?
A.1) If you chose to receive codes by text message, make sure your service plan and mobile device supports text message delivery.  Delivery speed and availability may vary by location and service provider. If text message delivery is slow, try using the phone call option. If you have a smartphone, you can use the Google Authenticator app.

Q.2) If I don’t have access to my primary phone, how can I access my account?
A.2) If you don’t have access to your primary phone you can use your backup phone or backup code to access your account.

Q.3) How many times I can use each backup code?
A.3) you can use each backup code (out of 10)only one time, once you used any of them that code will get expire.

Q.4) Link to set up 2-step verification not showing
A.4) If you can’t see the link called Using 2-step verification in your Google Account page then go to http://www.google.com/accounts/SmsAuthConfig to setup 2-setp verification.

Q.5) If I lost the backup codes, is it possible to get it back?
A.5) yes it is possible to get it back, by going to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Show codes

Q.6) I have used my all backup code, now what to do, how can I get new one?
A.6) After you have used all your backup code go to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Show codes there you will see button called Generate new codes click on it, now you will get 10 new codes

Q.7) I have more than one Google Account, can I use my same phone number to setup in all accounts?
A.7) Yes, you can setup as many account you want but for every account you need to setup individually and every account going to have its own different backup codes.

Q.8) I am having problem in downloading Google Authenticator on my BlackBerry device
A.8) Make sure your BlackBerry device is configured for US English — you might not be able to download Google Authenticator if your device is operating in another language.

Q.9) After I setup Google’s 2-step verification my mobile applications and desktop application stopped working
A.9) When you turn on 2-step verification, any applications that need access to your Google Account will stop working until you enter an application-specific password in place of your normal password.

Q.10) Which applications and devices need to entire application-specific password?
A.10) Here is the list of some applications and devices that need application-specific password

  • POP and IMAP email clients such as Outlook, Mail and Thunderbird
  • Gmail and Google Calendar on smartphones
  • ActiveSync for Windows Mobile and iPhone
  • YouTube Mobile
  • Installed chat clients such as Google Talk and Adium
  • Picasa, 3D Warehouse, Sketchup, and installed applications
  • AdWords Editor

Q.11) My Android device hasn’t prompted for application-specific password
A.11) Android devices can take up to 30 minutes after you turn on 2-step verification before prompting you for an application-specific password.

Q.12) Application-specific passwords not working
A.12) If you tried using an application-specific password on a non-browser device or application, it is possible that the device or application cannot handle 2-step verification. For example, some plug-ins or applications that use the Google API might not work. Please check the resources made available by the device or application for instructions.

Q.13) Do I need to give the verification code every time I login to my account from same computer?
A.13) After login to your account, when you will type the verification code you will see an option called Remember verification for this computer for 30 days. Select that option then submit the verification code then won’t ask you to give the verification code for next 30 days no matter how much time you login-logout to your account from that same computer.

Q.14) Someone have access to my backup codes so how to get new backup codes?
A.14) You can get new backup code by going to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Show codes there you will see button called Generate new codes click on it, now you will get 10 new codes and your old backup code will get deleted.

Q.15) How can I change my phone number in 2-step verification?
A.15) You need to first clear your old settings by going to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Clear settings then again setup 2-step verification with your new phone number

Q.16) How can I turn off 2-step verification on my Google Account
A.16) You can turnoff 2-step verification, by going to Google Accounts –> Using 2-step verification –> click on Turn off 2-step verification…

If you have any more question(s) or have got any problem do let me know

How To Sign In And Verify 2-Step Verification Without Your Primary Mobile Phone Number

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will tell you how you can you can sign in and verify 2-step verification using your backup mobile phone, backup code and without any of them. In case you have lost your mobile phone and you want turn 2-step verification off but for that you need to sign in to make it turn off so let see how you can do

2-step verification

Sign in using Backup mobile number

  1. Go to Google
  2. Login to your account
  3. Now click on Other ways to get a verification code »
  4. Google 2-step verification - Other ways to get a verification code »

  5. Select Send to your backup phone number ending in
  6. Then click on Ok button
  7. Google 2-step verification - Send to your backup phone number ending in

  8. Now you will receive a verification code in your backup mobile phone
  9. Now type the verification code you just received in your backup mobile phone
  10. Click on Verify button

Now you can turn off 2-step verification or you can use your account as you want to use

Sign in using backup code

  1. Go to Google
  2. Login to your account
  3. Type your backup code in the box where they have asked you to Enter code:
  4. Click on Verify button

Now you can turn off 2-step verification or you can use your account as you want to use

Sign in without your primary phone, backup phone and backup code

  1. Go to Google
  2. Login to your account
  3. Now click on Other ways to get a verification code »
  4. Google 2-step verification - Other ways to get a verification code »

  5. Select I no longer have access to any of these
  6. Then click on Ok button
  7. Google 2-step verification -  I no longer have access to any of these

  8. Now they will ask you to fill a form
  9. Try to fill that form correctly
  10. After you submitting that form wait for their response

If you have any questions or problem let me know

How To Turn Off And Turn On Google’s 2-Step Verification

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
Today in this post I will tell you how you can turn-off Google’s 2-step verification. Why you want to turn it off? There can be some reason like you lost your mobile phone so for a while you want to turn it off or you are going somewhere where you think that you won’t be able to receive any SMS or calls in your mobile phone or you don’t have your personal mobile phone and can be more possible reasons.

Turn Off And Turn On 2-Step Verification

So let see how you can turn 2-step verification off

  1. Go to Google Accounts page
  2. Click on Using 2-step verification
  3. Then click Turn off 2-step verification…
  4. They will ask you to conform it Click on OK button

If you again want to turn it on

  1. Go to Google Accounts page
  2. Click on Using 2-step verification
  3. Then click Turn on 2-step verification…
  4. They will ask you to conform it Click on OK button

And I you want to permanently turn 2-step verification off

  1. Go to Google Accounts page
  2. Click on Using 2-step verification
  3. At the bottom you will see Advanced –> Clear the phone info and printable codes
  4. There click on Clear settings
  5. A popup will appear  to conform click on Ok button

If you have any questions or problem do let me know







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