Since more and more stuff is being moved to the Google Account (Docs, etc.) apart from email, i am always a bit chary about my password being compromised.
For that reason, i really loved the 2-step verification (2SV) that Google folks launched this year. Now, there's an orthogonal aspect to entering my email password; i have to enter a 6-digit verification code (VC) that's continually generated on my SGS.
More on 2SV at:http://goo.gl/Fz8Bc
| 2-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account by requiring you to have access to your phone – as well as your username and password – when you sign in. This means that if someone steals or guesses your password, the potential hijacker still can't sign in to your account because they don't have your phone.
A recent Google blog post:
*2-step verification: stay safe around the world in 40 languages*http://goo.gl/1jXV0
As an Android user, you need to install the following:
* Barcode Scanner: To read the QR code from the desktop monitor while setting up 2SVhttp://bit.ly/amBcScanner
* Google Authenticator: To generate the 6-digit VChttp://bit.ly/amGoogleAuth
These two apps should be enough for you to get cracking with 2SV.
The process is slightly long and involved, but well worth the extra layer of security that it provides.
Interestingly, you'll be prompted for the VC on *all* devices other than the mobile on which you've installed Google Authenticator.