Lots of news in the past few weeks about security, being hacked, and what to do about it. I decided the time was right; travel coming up, a few hours to mess with security settings, etc.
I embarked on the Google/GMail two-step authentication process. I expected to be confused, annoyed, and probably back out again. But I wasn’t: it was really easy. Few simple clicks, an SMS to my phone, generate a few new randomized passwords for my non-Google accounts (Exchange, Outlook). Done. All working in under 5 minutes.
Thanks Google, I appreciate you doing the work to make security better on my accounts.
p.s. a little weird that Chrome Sync is one of the 3rd party, non-Google accounts.