Items tagged with advanced protection program

Google’s Account Protection Program is their strongest level of account security for those who are at higher risk for attack. Now, Google Chrome is expanding protections for the Advanced Protection users by improving download scanning options. According to Google, Advanced Protection members have been guarded from phishing attempts well enough that attackers are taking to malicious downloads for their attacks. In August 2019, Chrome started to warn people about potentially malicious downloads. With an update to Chrome, Google is giving Advanced Protection users the ability to send in their potentially malicious files to be scanned by the Safe Browsing suite of malware detection. When first... Read more...
Google is answering the call to make Android more secure and less likely to contract a malware infection, at least for users who opt into the company's Advanced Protection Program. This is primarily intended for journalists, activists, business leaders, political campaign teams, and other individuals and organizations at risk of targeted attacks. This isn't exclusive to Android—it is a free service for Google accounts that can also be implemented on iPhone devices with the Google Smart Lock app. As it applies to Android, however, Google rolled out some updates that batten down the hatches in an attempt to thwart hackers and other nefarious actors from wreaking havoc. There are two main... Read more...