Google Releases New Security Measures to Protect Your Account
Google has now released Advanced Protection measures, which provide additional protection against hackers and other cyber attacks, according to The Verge. It will make it harder to sign into your account, thus preventing hackers from being able to do so. It is designed for people who are at a high risk for cybersecurity attacks, such as well known people in the media, as well as social activists.
The way it works is that users have to sign in using keys or digital signatures. For example, they may have to carry around a small USB that they will use to sign in. This will make it hard for anyone who does not have that USB to access their account. Of course, it is a small inconvenience, but it is worth it to many people who face various cybersecurity threats.
Certain apps will be blocked from accessing Google Drive and Gmail. This is to prevent security problems, as certain apps that are given access to Gmail or Google Drive can provide an entry point for hackers. In addition, when a user loses access to their account and wants to recover access to it, they will need to go through an additional layer of questions about why they lost their account. This is to prevent hackers from trying to gain access to someone else’s account by claiming to be the original owner who lost the password.
In addition, Google is focusing on improving their two-factor authentication process, which is an option that is available to all Google users. This prevents hackers from figuring out your password and gaining access to your account by requiring that you enter a code sent to your mobile phone or email address before you sign in. You can turn this on or off in your Google account’s security settings.