Google Gives Security Keys to 10,000 high-risk Users

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In a recent announcement, Google stated that it will add an additional layer of security via a free physical USB, providing two-factor authentication, to 10,000 users at high risk of being hacked.

The announcement means that Google would send 10,000 users free “Titan” security keys, which are normally available for purchase for $30 ($41) and to ensure that these safety keys are shared, Google will work with several organizations to do so.

While Google said the move was part of its strategies to encourage people to join its “advanced protection programme” for high-level users, the move also became necessary after thousands of Gmail users were notified that they had been targeted by attackers.

The move to provide security keys to 10,000 high-risk users will complement Google’s efforts to better protect its customers, after it announced plans to “auto-enroll an additional 150 million Google users” into its two-factor authentication system while requiring two million YouTube creators to activate them.

For more information, read the original story in BBC,



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