Protect your privacy by protecting your login
Passwords are under attack. Phishing scams, cracked passwords and
social engineering attacks put your information and privacy at risk.
With access to your account, a malicious attacker can impersonate you,
compromise other accounts, retrieve & delete messages, download files,
sign you up for new services and more without your knowledge.
To protect your account and your privacy, consider using Two Factor
Authentication (2FA). 2FA, adds an extra layer of security by
requiring two forms of identification: your password and your phone.
It is like an ATM PIN and card. To access your account, you have to
know something, your password, and have something, your phone. An
attacker with your password would not be able to log into your
Gmail's 2FA service is called 2-step verification. You can add it to
your Kenyon account as well as personal Gmail accounts. Other free
email providers like Yahoo! Mail, Outlook.com and Hotmail, also offer
their own two factor authentication.
After you've enabled 2-step verification, signing in to your Google
account will work a little differently.
1. You'll enter your password. Whenever you sign in to Google, you'll
enter your password as usual.
2. You'll be asked for something else. A code will be sent to your
phone via text, voice call, or mobile app.
For more information or to sign up for Google's 2-Step Verification
If you have questions about 2-step verification, please visit us at
Helpline in the Chalmers Library, and don't forget to bring your