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Technology Google makes it easier to sign up for advanced hacking protection

19:20  15 january  2020
19:20  15 january  2020 Source:   engadget.com

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It's now clearer why Google made it possible to use an iPhone as a security key -- the company is simplifying sign-ups for its Advanced Protection Program. As of today, anyone with a reasonably modern Android phone (running 7.0 Nougat or later) or iPhone (iOS 10 or later) can enroll in Advanced Protection using just their handset as the security key. You can get airtight security for your Google account without having to carry around a dedicated key fob just to sign in. iOS users will need to download Google's Smart Lock app, but that's the only major hassle.

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As before, the sign-in requires a Bluetooth connection between the 'key' and sign-in device in order to thwart remote account hijacks. You can register a backup key as a safeguard in case you lose your phone.

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Advanced Protection was primarily designed for political figures, celebrities, journalists and others who are more likely to be targets of hacking attempts. Google is rolling this out with those users in mind, especially with the 2020 US presidential election on the horizon. However, the company makes clear that this is available to anyone. If you're concerned enough about your account that ordinary two-factor authentication isn't enough, you're encouraged to sign up.

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Google makes it easier to ask the Assistant about your data privacy .
2019 was not a great year for smart speaker security. Amazon, Apple and Google were all caught saving user recordings from assistant interactions without explicit permission, leading all three giants to refine their policies on that front. Google even went as far as to promise never to store recordings, adding ways for users to prevent misuse. As it continued to roll out new features for the Assistant here at CES 2020, Google also added methods to make it easier to access your privacy settings.For example, instead of having to scroll through confusing pages to find the exact setting, you can just ask the Assistant.

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