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Secure your Google account, get 2 GB of free additional Google Drive space!

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It’s happening today only — Wednesday, February 10, 2016 — but if you’ve got a Google Account, they’re offering 2 GB of free additional space on your Google Drive, just for double-checking the security on your account. Who these days can’t use an additional 2 GB of online accessible-anywhere storage space and the peace of mind from an account whose security credentials are up to date?

To take advantage of this offer, point your browser to Google’s Security Checkup site (if you’re not already logged into a Google account, you’ll be asked to do so). You’ll be taken to a page where you’ll be asked to confirm three different categories of security information:

  1. Your recovery information. This is used in those hopefully-rare cases where Google detects suspicious activity on your account and wants to reach you or when you’ve forgotten your login credentials.
  2. Your connected devices. You’ll be presented with a list of devices connected to your Google account, and if you see any you don’t recognize, you can take steps to fix the problem.
  3. Your account permissions. You’ll see a list of applications, sites, and devices that have permission to access your Google account. You can disconnect any that you don’t want to let into your Google account.

I went through the process just now, and for less than half a minute’s worth of effort, I walked away with an extra 2 GB of cloud storage. Kudos to Google for incentivizing good security on online accounts. Now go, secure your Google account, and get some extra free storage!

this article also appears in the GSG blog

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