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Get yourself an extra 2GB on Google Drive today


Security is uppermost in a lot of people’s minds nowadays but not everyone stops to check if they are secure. Search engine Google is offering a permanent extra 2GB of free storage on Google Drive to anyone that checks their security settings with the firm.

Anyone that goes through goes through its Security Checkup within the next week should get an extra 2GB of storage for free by the end of the month.

With big companies being hacked by cybercriminals, now is as good a time as any to look through your settings to make sure all is in order. The security checkup has been launched in line with Safe Internet Day.

“After you’ve gone through the checkup successfully, you’ll see three green checkboxes (see below) that confirm you’re eligible for the free storage and, more importantly, that you’ve taken steps to enhance your online safety,” said Alex Vogenthaler, Group Product Manager, Google Drive.

“We’ll be granting the storage automatically to everyone around 28 February 2015 and we’ll send you an email when your adjustment is complete.”

Vogenthaler added that users should evisit this checkup every so often or anytime a user’s account changes, like when they get a new phone or replace an old laptop.

“While everything stored in Drive is always encrypted in transit and at rest in Google’s custom-built data centres, this check-up ensures you’re making the most of the 24/7 protection you already get from Google,” he said.