Gmail 2-Step Verification
I kept putting it off for the hassle, particularly because of dealing with phone mail access, but it was a breeze, and the device specific password is divine inspiration. Unlike so many of the recent Google actions, in which they seem to be throwing garbage products out and hoping they’ll stick, or else deprecating features everyone loves to conform to some boring-ass universal Google megasite, this 2-step password verification deal is simple, well-thought through, and cleanly implemented. The 3 minute video explaining how to do it is very helpful and addresses all the normal concerns — what if I don’t have my phone, etc.
Seriously, do it. Otherwise, it’s gonna be like that time when you forgot to backup your term paper and your computer crashed, and you lost everything. Except it’s going to be soooooo much worse.
If you can’t be bothered, read this, and rethink.