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Topic # 191584 9-Feb-2016 15:06
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As a part of the "Safer Internet Day" Google is giving 2 GB of extra storage to anyone doing a security check of their account.

 

You can start a security check from: https://security.google.com/settings/security/secureaccount

 

In total that has gained me 6 GB of extra storage over 3 accounts, spending about 5 minutes doing the walk through. Didn't find anything bad, but did get to prune out some old app passwords that had been hanging around.





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  Reply # 1488135 9-Feb-2016 15:12
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Well, that was easy.

 

 

 

Good scheme by google to get people to check up on the status.





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  Reply # 1488146 9-Feb-2016 15:26
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Thanks. Very useful.

 

 


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  Reply # 1488156 9-Feb-2016 15:56
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Nice find, thanks!


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  Reply # 1488168 9-Feb-2016 16:14
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But most importantly, being part of Safer Internet Day, did you folks think about your other accounts? Passwords that are being re-used? Accounts that have too many rights/access?

 

The free 2GB is nice, but did it spark that "Ah!" moment that makes you think about the overall picture?





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  Reply # 1488171 9-Feb-2016 16:18
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freitasm:

 

But most importantly, being part of Safer Internet Day, did you folks think about your other accounts? Passwords that are being re-used? Accounts that have too many rights/access?

 

The free 2GB is nice, but did it spark that "Ah!" moment that makes you think about the overall picture?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very good point indeed, I specially recommend this to whoever is using Facebook and have agreed to give apps within facebook to use your data. Its a good time to get into your FB settings and remove all rights for apps which you dont use now !




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  Reply # 1488184 9-Feb-2016 16:43
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One feature of the Google login I would really recommend everyone use is the 2-factor authentication. Google Authenticator (app for iPhone/Android - not sure about WM) can be used get a truly secure login to services like Google account/Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, LastPass, Evernote, Microsoft accounts etc.

 

Here is a Wiki article with a list of services that support 2-factor authentication with Google Authenticator.

 

 





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  Reply # 1488195 9-Feb-2016 16:55
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Instead of Google Authenticator I use Authy. The main advantage is that it is 100% compatible and syncs between platforms - Android, iOS, Windows, OS X. So if you lose your phone or get a new one you don't have to reenter every single item.

 

For a good list of services supporting 2FA check the Two Factor Auth List.





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  Reply # 1488238 9-Feb-2016 18:06
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Brilliant, took my storage up to 17GB.

 

So I am going to ping everyone who has an account on my hosted domain and get them to login and get the free storage.

 

Many thanks.






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  Reply # 1488240 9-Feb-2016 18:11
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Good on them, nice wee bonus and a good opportunity to do something I've been thinking about doing for a while but never got around to it.


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  Reply # 1488286 9-Feb-2016 19:24
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How does Authy sync the devices?





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  Reply # 1488298 9-Feb-2016 19:40
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It's own protocol. authentication based on phone number and you must authorise new devices.





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  Reply # 1488391 9-Feb-2016 21:34
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Thanks, my three family accounts just got a boost each, AND I discovered iOS backup to google drive... IClouds 5GB is paltry compared to Googles 17GB :D

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  Reply # 1488393 9-Feb-2016 21:39
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Anyone else see the bonus deal here? 🤔



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  Reply # 1488409 9-Feb-2016 21:51
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PhantomNVD: 

 

Anyone else see the bonus deal here? 🤔

 

Woot?! So 100GB = 19.99 and 25GB = 24.99 ?!?!

 

Which service is this?





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  Reply # 1489831 10-Feb-2016 16:26
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Google drive in Apple App Store (ad in purchase)

Gotta wonder if it's true though??

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