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Google Plans Upgrade of Two-Factor Authentication For Politicians and CEOs

Sunday October 1, 2017. 11:34 PM , from Slashdot/Apple
An anonymous reader quotes 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 Advanced Protection Program and potentially slated to launch next month, will trade out the standard authentication process for services like Gmail and Google Drive with physical USB security keys. The service would also restrict the types of third-party apps and services that could connect to a user's Google account. The changes are not likely to affect standard Google account owners, as Bloomberg reports that Google 'plans to market the product to corporate executives, politicians and others with heightened security concerns.'

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