Google adds quicker, simpler secure login option T
The new method is a simpler, less clumsy variation on two-factor authentication, which requires you to request and enter a code number in order to log into a secure web page. It offers the same sort of security but eases the process by requiring just a simple tap on your mobile device.
Simplicity of security setup could help thwart hackers who have become adept at compromising supposedly secure websites where they can access your username and other personal information. Using just a simple password to protect your account isn't always sufficient.
To set up Google prompt, open your Google account page. Click on the "Sign in & security" link. At the section for password and sign-in method, turn on 2-step verification and then sign into your Google account.
Follow the next few screens to receive and enter a verification code on your mobile phone from Google. After enabling 2-step verification, click on the "add phone" option under Google prompt. You can opt to add your Android phone, your iPhone or both. Android users need the latest version of Google Play Services, while iPhone owners need to make sure the Google Search app is installed on their device.