Google has made its annual security checkups a rewarding experience by giving users 2GB who go through their security checkups.
During the quick and super easy Google account security checkup you are asked to enter your gmail password and go through simple steps to ensure your account info is up to date and your security measures are airtight. Four main categories of information is specifically checked:
- Recovery Information: This is your backup email address, your mobile telephone number and other information in case you can’t access your gmail account.
- Recent security events are scrutinised like whether you’ve recently changed your password.
- Connected Devices: You’re asked to confirm on which devices you are currently signed into your Google account like your laptop, mobile phone or tablet.
- Account Permissions: This is where you’ve given certain apps or platforms access to certain information contained in your Google account like your Calendar or Contacts.