Google Advanced Protection Trades Ease-of-Use for Security

October 19, 2017

Government officials and journalists who use Google services were the first to be invited to use advanced Gmail account security services announced Tuesday. Experts say it’s no security panacea, but tools provided under the Google banner called Advanced Protection empower any private Google users with top-notch security.

The Advanced Protection offering consists of three tiers of protection for those who might need it, such as campaign workers and journalists, Google said Tuesday. Google explains it’s these types of Google account users who are targeted most aggressively by adversaries interested in compromising communications or hacking into accounts to steal sensitive data.

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