Thursday, October 11, 2012

link for getting application specific passwords for gmail 2 factor (2 step) authentication

Gmail 2 step authentication is a security measure that greatly reduces the hackability of your gmail account.  But it's also a but of a pain as several items (like the password you enter in your iphone) are no longer your password, but an "application specific password" that google creates for you.

In order to get your application specific password, you need to log on to your google account and go here:

From there, you'll be able to get your application specific password for entering into different locations that need your gmail password after you've enabled 2 step authentication.

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