Submitted by grawlings on Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:46
(Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google Inc said on Tuesday that it would roll out an advanced protection program in order to provide stronger security for some users such as government officials and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by hackers.
The internet giant said that users of the program would have their account security continuously updated to deal with emerging threats.
The company said it would initially provide three defenses against security threats, which include blocking fraudulent account access and protection against phishing.
The program would include additional reviews and requests in the account recovery process to prevent fraudulent access by hackers who try to gain access by pretending they have been locked out.