18 Oct Gmail Rolls Out Advanced Security Features for High-Risk Users
It was announced last Tuesday that Google Inc. will launch a new Gmail program with advanced security protection features intended for high-risk users like journalists, activists, and government officials who are vulnerable to cyber attacks.
The new security feature allows Google users to strengthen security settings for Gmail, Youtube, and Google Drive to ward off phishing hackers.
It enables users to require an actual USB security code to connect with a desktop before every access to verify the user’s identity. Moreover, it has a new account recovery procedure to prevent sophisticated attackers from accessing accounts.
Google decided to release the email protection program following last year’s presidential elections, where emails by staff under Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton were leaked by hackers.
The tech giant also made a webpage “g.co/advancedprotection” to guide interested users on how to use the new security settings.