Gmail Gets Extra Security

Google [GOOG] is introducing a second level of security to its Gmail services. Right now, you only need a password and email address to log in to the service. The second layer will add a PIN code to the login process.

The service is only available to Google Apps Premier, Education, and Government Editions of the Gmail service at the moment and is not enabled by default. If you are a company admin looking after Gmail for the company you work for, you can enable the services through the admin interface.

For regular users who use the standard service, the software hasn’t been rolled out yet but it is expected that PIN code access will be rolled out over the coming months.

Let us know your thoughts. Do you like the easy access that an email address and password provide, or do you prefer an extra level of security on your email account?

Via: Geeky Gadgets


  1. Nikola Petkanski says

    I will go with the second security layer. I’m using thunderbird to access my email, so such option could only raise my security without any impact on my time.

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