Google Celebrates ‘Safer Internet Day’ With Security Checkup, 2GB Of Free Google Drive Space
While it’s not quite the 100GB of free One Drive cloud storage space that Microsoft is giving away if you sign up for Bing Rewards, Google is giving away freebies of its own to commemorate Safer Internet Day. In an effort to ensure that users are protected against hackers and other cyber threats, Google is asking its users to complete its Security Checkup by February 17.
The Security Checkup prompts you to verify your account recovery options (email, phone), gives you a listing of recent sign-ins on your account to help you spot any suspicious activity, and allows you to confirm or remove app that have access to your Google account information.
In return for completing the Security Checkup, which Google says should take no more than two minutes, you’ll receive an additional 2GB of storage space in your Google Drive. Now before you guys run through the checks and cry foul when you don’t see your 2GB bonus, please note that Google won’t actually start crediting accounts until around February 28.
There’s also one other caveat to the 2GB promotion; users of Google Apps for Work or Google Apps for Education are ineligible, although Google says that these users “should still consider taking the Security Checkup.”