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Here’s the best way to ensure that your Gmail account isn’t hacked


Following the outbreak of Heartbleed, Internet users are more wary than ever of potential exploits and hacks, which makes the timing of Google’s latest security initiative pretty much perfect. Google has begun its implementation of an automatic two-step authentication process for users of Google Apps services, requiring anyone attempting to access an account to input both the password and a unique code sent to a mobile device. Google has had dual-factor authentication for some time, but the new Login Challenge will provide an extra layer of safety. According to the Login Challenge page on Google’s support site, if the web giant detects a hacker attempting to access an account, the hacker will be presented with a challenge asking them to verify their identity. “When a suspicious login

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