If you use the popular GoToMyPC remote access service you probably already know they were hacked big time over the past weekend.
To help protect the security of your account, you’ll be required to reset your password before you can log in again.
Before you choose a new password however, you might want to read this post for tips on choosing a good one.
After you have successfully changed your password and logged in to your GoToMyPC account, I strongly recommend that you enable Two Factor Authentication on the account. (Note: GoToMyPC calls it “2-Step Verification”)
After Two-Factor Authentication has been enabled, someone would need to have physical access to your mobile phone in order to log into your account – even if they have your password!
Follow the steps below to enable Two Factor Authentication on GoToMyPC:
1 – Log in to your account.
2 – From the menu on the left, select My Account.
3 – Scroll down to the Security Settings section.
4 – Check the box beside 2-Step Verification, then select your country and enter your mobile phone number.
5 – Click the Verify button and follow the prompts from there.
If you would prefer a video tutorial, click the Play button (i.e. the arrow) to watch the video below:
That’s all there is to it. The next time you (or anyone else) tries to log in to your GoToMyPC account, you’ll need to enter the code that’s sent to your phone in order to actually log in to the account.
No code – no logging in. It’s really that simple.
Note: If you (and only you) will be using the same device and browser to log in to GoToMyPC every time, you can choose to have it skip the login code requirement for future logins. If you select that option, you’ll be able to log in from the saved browser without having to enter a code.
Anyone (even you) who attempts to log in from any other browser and/or device will be required to enter the code that’s sent to your phone in order to log in to the account. That ensures that someone else won’t be able to log into your account unless they have physical possession of your mobile phone.
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