What is this?
2-step verification (known also as two-factor authentication) is an extra layer of your account security, protecting you from your data stealing. It can be implemented using mobile application for code generation, installed on your mobile device and set exactly for your account.
Why is this necessary?
2-step verification helps to protect different malicious attacks and eliminates the possibility, that anyone can pick up or steal your password. It is actual for those, who uses the same password on different web-pages, is downloading programs through the Internet, is using a public computer or clicks on links in e-mail messages. 2-step verification helps to rise the security level of your account.
How does it works?
In essence, it is a two-stage login into your mailbox account: the first one is your login and password entering, and the second – you need to enter six digit code, generated by the application which is set up in mobile device specially for your account.
Which mobile phones can be used for 2-step verification?
For 2-step verification, you can use any mobile phone, where is a possibility to download, install and set up code generating application. There is no matter which model or operating system do you use.
How to enable?
To enable 2-step verification, you need to:
1) Install a code generator application to your mobile phone:
List of available apps for phone:
2) Set up code generation exactly for your account:
How to disable?
You can disable 2-step verification any time you need. To do that:
What if generated code is not suitable?
Probably the generated code is not suitable because of incorrect time in your phone. Set the proper time(or enable automatic time detection) in your phone.
What if the phone is stolen or lost?
If your mobile phone is stolen or lost, then in this case, you have to take password restore procedure. After a successful password restore two-step verification to your account will be automatically switched off. To re-activate this function, you need to go throught activation process from the beginning.
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