Google Mail introduces a great new protection feature that should beat more than a few google mail account hackers.
Basically, Google Mail now has an optional feature that, when activated, permits entry to your e-mail only after providing the password and a randomly generated password sent through your mobile phone.
Your e-mail password got stolen? Don’t worry, your mobile phone is safe and therefore they can’t get past the second requirement. This is exactly how the Battle.net authenticator works.
Curly-haired guy does a better job explaining this than I ever will, so watch this video:
Google 2-step verification basically closes off this e-mail vulnerability – so that’s one thing less to worry about. But don’t think you’re 100% protected yet. That will never happen, especially if you keep on using the same passwords for your Battle.net login and other registration sites, and keep on clicking on suspicious links in e-mails.
So switch to Google Mail to up your security, but remember that there’s no better protection than constant vigilance.
If you want to turn on 2-step verification and own a smart phone, The search engines suggest you use the Google Authenticator App – a cell phone program available on Android mobile phone, iPhones, and BlackBerry phones to produce confirmation requirements. The program doesn’t require an Internet access, cell phone service, or a information plan to produce confirmation requirements. Read More for Help