Account security can be enhanced with 2-factor authentication.
Why would I want to use 2-factor authentication?
If you use the same password for many of your accounts, your credentials are probably published on the dark web. Several years ago, I was approached by a questionable vendor that provided me with many of your passwords. I alerted campus when this occurred. My password was included on the list.
Use a different password for each of your accounts.
Change your password frequently. (https://wou.edu/accountlookup)
Use a long password.
Utilize 2-factor authentication when it is available.
2-factor authentication provides an extra layer of security. After you successfully enter your userid and password, the system will ask you for some type of token. Google Authenticator is a great place to get your token. You can run Google Authenticator on your iPhone or Android device, providing you the token. New tokens are produced every 30 seconds.
Google Authenticator can be found here:
Amazon, Amazon AWS and Google all provide support for 2-factor authentication. That means you can turn on 2-factor authentication for all your Google Apps.
Google help can be found here:
Amazon help can be found here: