2-Step verification, also called two factor or multi-factor authentication, is an important tool for keeping your Google account secure. You can choose from several options as the second step you’ll use in additional to entering your password: receive and enter a texted code, insert a USB device, or enter a code from a list you have pre-printed.
You can choose to 'remember a trusted computer' on your campus or home computer. From then on, at that particular computer, you'll only need your password. In classrooms or on public computers, you’ll enter your second step verification of choice every time you log in.
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