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Google Bolsters Security for Select Groups

October 18, 2017

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Business leaders, political campaign teams, journalists, and other high-risk groups will receive advanced email and account protection.

Google is launching an “advanced protection program” that aims to offer greater email and account protection to journalists, business leaders, political campaign teams, and other high-risk individuals that may be subject to a cyberattack, the Alphabet company announced today.

Under its program, participants will be required to sign into their accounts with a password and physical security key fob, rather than use traditional two-step verification such as a password and code sent via SMS or the Google Authenticator app.

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