Scared Straight

I woke up to a bit of a scare when some of my Gmail accounts were unable to log in to Gmail. I was afraid the accounts had been compromised and the passwords changed. I had secure passwords, but had been lazy about turning on 2-factor authentication for several of them – that’s all fixed now.

As it turned out, the hiccup ended up being due to a Gmail disruption.

I’ve also turned on 2-factor authentication for this site using this plugin (make sure to enable the app key if you use iOS or Android apps to connect to your site). Note that the Social logins for commenting still work without 2-factor authentication.

I’d recommend taking similar steps for your sites. Waking up to an “uh-oh” feeling is no fun at all.

This post is part of the thread: Passwords – an ongoing story on this site. View the thread timeline for more context on this post.