Saturday, October 6, 2012

Do the Two Step to Protect Your Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box Files

Cloud storage of files is one of my favorite aspects of the modern Internet. Cloud storage services make it easy to access all of my important files from any computer and most mobile devices. And for students cloud storage eliminates the I forgot my flashdrive excuse for not having an assignment ready for class.

The potential problem with cloud storage, and any other online service for that matter, is having your account compromised. One way to make it more difficult for your account to be compromised is to enable two-step authentication.

Two-step authentication for a Google account requires entering a verification code that Google sends to your cell phone. Click here for directions or watch this video to learn more.

If you're a Dropbox user you can activate two-step authentication for your account. Click here for directions or watch the Tekzilla video below to learn more.

Other than Google Drive, Box has become my favorite cloud storage service over the last few months. This week Box added the option to enable two-step authentication for your account. Click here for directions for enabling two-step authentication on Box.

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