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[SECURED] How To Secure Gmail Account - Secure Google Account 2021

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In Today's world, your Gmail account is like a bank locker which contains all sort of information from your personal to the official, your photos, videos, messages, device backup, your contacts, etc. all under one roof.


So, when it comes to the security of your valuables, your bank has their security system, just like that, Google also has their security system to secure your Gmail account.


In this article we will see some tips to protect or secure your Gmail account :


It will take hardly 10 minutes to secure your Gmail account, Let's get started.


Use Strong Password:

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The survey conducted by security companies shows that 70% of people use passwords that are easy to guess and crack for hackers. 


To check the strength of your password, visit this Password Strength Checker Website. 


Here you have to enter your password and that site will tell you the strength of your chosen password.


The key aspects of a strong password are length (the longer the better); a mix of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, and symbols, no ties to your personal information, and no dictionary words.


How To Choose Strong Password:

Below are some tips, which will help you to create a strong password for your Gmail account.

Your password should be created using a combination of :

  • Use a mix of alphabetical and numeric characters.
  • Use a mixture of upper- and lowercase; passwords are case sensitive.
  • Use symbols & Special Characters (if the system allows)
  • Use a combination of random letters and numbers etc.

Your password should not contain:

  • Your first name, middle name, or Last Name
  • Your mobile number
  • Your Date of Birth
  • Your Girlfriend or pet name etc.

Follow the above methods and combinations while creating a strong password to secure your Gmail account.


Enable Two-Step Verification :

Two-step verification AKA Two Factor Authentication, it's like an additional security layer, after entering your correct password.


Without two-step verification, hackers only need your password to access your entire Google account including YouTube, Gmail, and Google Play. And remember, if you reuse the same password for multiple services, they could get it from a data breach or through a phishing scam. 


With two-step verification, sometimes called two-factor authentication, hackers would need your password and a randomly generated six-digit passcode or physical access to your phone before they could gain access to your Gmail account. 


Activating Two-Step Verification is easy and takes hardly 3 minutes. Follow the below guidelines to secure your Gmail account by activating two-factor authentication:


Step 1: Visit the Google account security page 

Step 2: click on 2-step verification (your status will be OFF )

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Step 3: once you clicked google will ask you to re-enter your password.

Step 4: After that, you will reach the below page click on continue.


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Step 5: On the next screen enter your mobile number on which you want to receive an OTP before logging into your account and Turn On Two-Step Verification.

Step 6:Once activated you will see a screen like below :

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Now, let's say you are at a location where a network is weak and you were not able to get OTP then in that situation to access your Google account, Google has a set of recovery codes(Backup Codes).


Backup Codes are the codes that we can use instead of OTP to verify your identity and login to your Gmail account, One code can be used only once.


You should download the above backup codes on your device or save them somewhere, where you will get them when in need. 


Update Recovery Email and Phone Number :

Just like we have a spare key of our bike or home, same like that your Gmail account has an option to set recovery (backup) email and phone number, which google use to notify if someone tries to log in to your primary account or if google notices any suspicious activity. same email and password you can use to unblock your account if your Gmail account got locked due to various failed login attempts.


So be sure to update and verify those details are updated. To check visit the google security page and you will section like below :


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Click on each section  Recovery phone, Recovery email, and Security question and update them with current information in your google account to secure your Gmail account.


Lesser-Known feature - Check Account Activity:

It's possible,  a hacker (or an ex) is accessing your google account without your knowledge. To check, sign in to your Gmail account and scroll to the bottom of the page. You'll see a line that says "Last account activity..."  there click on details or simply visit Check Device Activity 


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Here, you will see a list of devices on which your account is still log in or is being used. Check the list of devices and sign out from the device you are not familiar with and change your google account password immediately to secure your Gmail account.


Now that you've secured your Gmail account, take a few more minutes to do the same for your Instagram account while you're at it.


For Practical Demonstration, Watch the full video on YouTube :


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[SOLVED] Amazon standing instruction - Money Debited Without OTP

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 Hi Guys, 

A few days ago, I received a message from my bank saying that your account is debited, with Rs.199 at Amazon Standing Instruction.

Below is the message I received from the bank: 

Txn of Rs.199.00 made on Kotak Debit card XXXX on 12-03-2021 at AMAZON STANDING INSTRU. This transaction is processed, without One Time Password, as per your instructions and confirmation to the merchant.

So, I was shocked, I didn't know how my card get charged without OTP and PIN. So, I contacted my bank support to have a look at the transaction details. The bank informed me that your Debit/Credit card is Saved on Amazon Standing Instruction.

What is Amazon Standing Instruction?

Amazon Standing Instruction means, the buyer has authorized amazon to charge their credit/debit card for a particular amount regularly for Some of Amazon Products & Services.


Amazon Products can be Amazon Pay, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Shopping, Amazon Prime, Audible, and many more.


In my case it was audible, I didn't know how and when I subscribe for Amazon Audible but when I contact Amazon Support and ask them to check transaction happened on my card, then we came to know that my card was charged by Audible Active Membership, So here I have informed them that I didn't aware of this transaction and as per my knowledge I already cancel my subscription long time back, but somehow it got active and charge me Rs.199/-


The Amazon Support Person was very co-operative, he understands my situation and guided me on the cancellation of the above Audible Membership, and also raised a refund request for the amount deducted.

So, If you received any message from your bank regarding deduction at Amazon standing instruction, directly contact amazon support.

How to contact Amazon Support?

You can connect with amazon support by visiting the below link :

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html

OR

Simply go to customer service > contact us (From Amazon App)

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Amazon Standing Instruction - Contact Amazon Support

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How to Secure Instagram Account from Hackers in 2021

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How To Secure Instagram account from Hackers


Instagram is widely used app among teens and its usage is increasing day by day, as per the stats there 1 billion Instagram users and increasing, with that much number of user there is always chances of mishappening with your Instagram account like getting your Instagram account got hacked, someone using it without your permission and many more. So in this article, we going to share some tips to secure your Instagram Account from Hackers.

So let's get started.

Tips To Secure Instagram Account: 

1. Always Use Strong Password :

You should always use a strong password for your Instagram account, most people use their name, mobile number, Date of birth, pet name as a password which are easy to guess and cracked by hackers using various hacking methods. Your password should easy to remember for you and hard to guess for others, here are some tips to choose a strong password:

  • User at least one capital letter, one special character in your password.
  • Never use your name, username, mobile number as a password.
  • Choose a password that is unique and hard to guess.

Here is the tool which you can use to check your password strength, in this tool once you entered your password it will show the strength of your password and how much time a hacker will take to crack your password.

2. Do NOT Share Your Password with anyone.

You should not share your Instagram password with anyone and if you think that someone knows your password then you should change it immediately to secure your Instagram account.


3. Change Your Password Periodically.

Remember, how Banking systems ask us to change the password after every 60 - 90 days as a security measure. So here also, we should change our Instagram password in every 3 months (90 days) for security purposes.

4. Secure email address registered with your Instagram account.

The most common way Instagram hackers use, that they get access to your registered email address and after that, they reset your Instagram account and change your email address with their email address. So you get locked out of your account and there is no way you can get back, So It is important that you should secure your registered email address as well.


5. Enable 2-Step verification (two-factor authentication)

You know how you get OTP(One time password) before making any online transactions, just like the same, Instagram has this feature called "Two-factor Authentication", where to login into your Instagram account you have to enter OTP received on your registered mobile number. 


Once activated it will save your device and if someone tries to log in to your account from another device then it will ask for OTP which will be sent to your registered mobile number, without OTP you can't log in.


Follow the below steps to Enable Two-factor Authentication :

To set it up, 

  • Navigate to your profile and tap the 3 horizontal lines at the top right. 
  • Select the Settings menu and tap Security > Two-Factor Authentication > Get Started. You can then choose to set up 2FA through text message or an independent authentication app, such as Google Authenticator.


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If your phone is having connectivity issues and can't receive an SMS security code, that's where recovery codes come in. 


Go to Settings > Security > Two-Factor Authentication > Recovery Codes, and use the displayed code to log in.


For a complete and  more detailed process watch below YouTube Video :




Now you have mastered Instagram security, follow all the above-mentioned tips and secure your Instagram account from being hacked or misused. 


Share this article with your friends, family, and dear ones and help them to secure their Instagram account as well.

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People Cards - Google Introduces add me to search feature [Latest Update]

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Google Introduces People Cards (Add me to Search )

Hello Guys,

We are here with another latest news from tech Giant Google. for people who want to be found online more easily, on Google Search at least, you don’t really need to be a celebrity. Google has launched "People Cards", which are virtual visiting cards, that will help users pop up faster on searches.

In this Update, users can create a virtual visiting card on Search and highlight information like their Job Profile, existing website, social profiles, location, etc, and even a phone number and email address if they want - basically, anything you want others to know about you, publicly, goes on the card.



What are People Cards?

People cards are a new update launched by google in which a user can create a virtual visiting card

People Cards are meant to help people like influencers, entrepreneurs, freelancers, self-employed people, people looking for jobs, etc, all those who want and need to be more ‘easily discovered’. Starting today itself, users in India can create their own People Cards and can also see other people’s cards on their smartphones.

This feature is only available on Google Search on your smartphones for now and its is not available on the web. Cards are also only available in English for now, more language support will be rolled out over time.

How to create People Cards?

1. Creating a People Card is very simple. You need to be signed in to your Google account before you begin.

2. You can then search for your name on Google Search or type in - “Add me to Search”. or click on the link - Add Me to Search  Or People Cards 

3. The very first prompt you will get is to add yourself to Google Search and you can go ahead from there to creating your card. (like below)

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4. Choose an image (if you want), add a description, add links to your websites and social profiles, and also a phone number and email ID (again, if you want). And that’s it. You are good to go.

Note -  Each user is allowed only one People Card and this card must be authenticated with the user’s Google account and a unique phone number. (Google )

How are these People Cards protected?

Google has put in a bunch of controls and protections in place to ensure correct and reliable information is on the cards and also to protect users from abusive and offensive content.

Each user is allowed only one People Card and this card must be authenticated with the user’s Google account and a unique phone number. Users will also have complete control of the information on their cards and can remove/delete anything at any time. You can also opt-out of the experience entirely - this will stop your card from showing up in search.

There is also a feedback button available on cards that can be used to report low-quality information or a card that might have been created by an impersonator.

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