"John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s campaign and a former chief of staff of Bill Clinton’s, had every reason to be aware of the fragile nature of modern communications. As a senior counsellor in the Obama White House, he was involved in digital policy. Yet even he had not bothered to use the most elementary sort of defense, two-step verification, for his e-mail account."
This from the excellent New Yorker piece, "Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War,” (March 6),
Think about it. Podesta was a senior counsellor in the Obama White House, involved in digital policy. Yet he failed to observe even the most basic, most elementary method for securing Google services and other web assets as well, two-step (or two-factor) authentication. We cringe.
Do not be that dumb.
This is how to set up 2-step verification for Google services. You don’t have to be a senior counsellor to do it. Get it done.
When the fate of humanity is up to you you’ll be prepared. Until then, you’ll be cool.