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February 8, 2016

Google brings back Security Checkup reward scheme just in time for Safer Internet Day

by John_A

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In preparation for Safer Internet Day which is will take place tomorrow Tuesday, February 9, Google has brought back its popular free storage reward. If you happened to miss the celebration last year, the search engine giant offered all users 2GB of additional Drive space to participate in a simple security checkup. The same scheme will run this year, but a couple of extra steps have been added in order to make your account more secure than ever before.

The audit itself takes around 2-to-3 minutes and requires you to sift through your account recovery options, trusted devices, permissions and 2-step verification settings. If everything appears to be in order and it doesn’t look like any of your details have been compromised, simply read through the Staying Safe tips, hit the OK button and Google will credit your account with the free storage.

It’s important to note, however, that tons of people all round the world will be partaking in this program, so if you notice that the extra space hasn’t shown up on your account immediately, don’t worry. It can take up to 24-hours for the system to process your request, verify that you have completed the checkup and credit your account.

Source: Google Security Checkup

 

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