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Google plans to upgrade two-factor authentication tool after high-profile hacks - The Verge

Google plans on upgrading its two-factor authentication tool with an improved, physical security measure aimed at protecting high-profile users from politically motivated cyberattacks, according to a report from Bloomberg. The new service, to be called ...and more »

Google's new Gmail security: If you're a high-value target, you'll use physical keys - ZDNet

This device is unable to play the requested video. Google will soon be offering an Advanced Protection Program to lock down the Gmail accounts of high-value targets. According to Bloomberg, the new Gmail service will block third-party apps from ...and more »

Google Will Retool User Security in Wake of Political Hack - Bloomberg

Google is preparing to upgrade its security tools for online accounts to better insulate users from cyberattacks and politically motivated hacks, according to two people familiar with the company's plan. The Alphabet Inc. company next month will begin ...and more »

Google launching Gmail security tool to protect executives from high-profile attacks - TechRepublic

An upcoming security feature for Gmail will use two physical security keys to protect executives and other high-value targets from potential cyberattacks, according to a Friday Bloomberg report. The feature, known as Advanced Protection Program, will ...and more »

Google to introduce improved account security service in wake of high-profile hacks - TechSpot

Amid the ongoing Russian hacking investigations and fallout from the massive Equifax breach, Google is about to introduce a new service that improves upon its two-factor authentication system — but it might not be available to everyone. Citing two ...and more »

Google To Offer Security Upgrades To High-Profile Executives - Deadline

Google plans on offering a new security program that will offer high-profile executives an upgrade from the standard protections on Gmail and Google Drive. The new service, called the Advanced Protection Program, will use physical USB security keys ...and more »

Google rumored to replace 2-factor with 'Advanced Protection' keys - Engadget

According to Bloomberg, Google is close to rolling out a hardware replacement for current 2-factor authentication setups. Right now, adding the need for a constantly changing code is one of the best ways to protect your account beyond just a password ...and more »

Google May Replace Two-Factor Authentication With Advanced Protection Keys - Social Barrel (blog)

Google's new service will block all third-party apps and hacks. The new product will also replace the two-factor authentication tool. The company is said to upgrade its tools in securing online accounts. Their primary goal is to shield users from cyber ...and more »

Google is Introducing a New Security Measure that Outdoes its Two-Factor Authentication System - Gizmodo UK

Thought Google's two-factor authentication process provided the height of interwebs security? Pah! The current anti-hacker setup is nothing compared to what the Big G has planned for the future. Image: Google. According to Bloomberg, Google is ...and more »

Google's new Advanced Protection Program could replace two-factor codes - Digital Trends

In the never-ending battle with hackers and crackers around the world, Google is looking to improve the security of its users beyond current two-factor authentication practices. According to one reported rumor, the search giant is planning to introduce ...and more »