Get Free Storage When You Check Your Google Security Settings

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4-Step Computer Security Upgrade

Learn to encrypt your files, secure your computer when using public Wi-Fi, enable two-factor authentication, and use good passwords.

It’s Safer Internet Day (apparentlyt) and Google is once again offering 2GB of extra Google Drive storage as incentive to do its free security checkup. The checkup itself is stuff you should check regularly anyway, so the extra Google Drive storage is just a nice perk.

Unfortunately, this is only for personal Google accounts, which you probably shouldn’t be using for work stuff in the first place. Google Apps for Work users can still take the security checkup (which is a good idea), you just won’t get the extra storage [Gizmodo (2015) / The Verge (2016)]

Originally published 2015-02-10. Last updated 2016-02-09.

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