Any of these common actions could put you at risk of having your password stolen:
2 - Step Verification can help keep bad guys out, even if they have your password .
When a bad guy steals your password, they could lock you out of your account, and then do some of the following:
You'll enter your password
Whenever you sign in to Inbox, you'll enter your password as usual.
You'll be asked for something else
Then, a code will need to be entered, which you will be able to get from an application that will be installed on your phone
For 2-step verification, you can use any mobile phone, where there is a possibility to download, install and set up code generating application. It does not matter which model or operating system you use.
Most people only have one layer – their password – to protect their account. With 2-Step Verification, if a bad guy hacks through your password layer, he'll still need your phone to get into your account.
With 2-Step Verification, you'll protect your account with something you know (your password) and something you have (your phone).
Codes are uniquely crafted for your account when you need them. If you choose to use 2-Step Verification, you will be able to access verification codes from an application that is installed on your phone
Ready to set up 2-Step Verification for your account? We recommend doing so from your laptop or desktop computer for the best enrollment experience.