Secure your Google Account with Advanced sign-in security

While most of us are casual with our password usage across many minor web sites, there are a few sites that you should have very strong passwording. Your Google or gmail account is one of them. Google is rolling out a pretty serious 2-step verification system that will make it really, really hard for others to take over your account. If you live in the Google ecosystem, I strongly suggest you take a close look at this

2-step verification requires two independent factors for authentication, much like you might see on your banking website: your password, plus a code obtained using your phone. Over the next few days, you’ll see a new link on your Account Settings page that looks like this: