Google has improved the security of user accounts in recent weeks. Today, four new features have been announced, specifically aimed at protecting an account before and after someone logs in. In addition, a new feature has been unveiled that makes accounts easier to restore if they are hacked.
Four new features
A second feature alerts users about possible malware apps on their Android phones. According to Google, it can notify people via the Google Play Protect scanner, which has a list of malware apps. This can also be viewed via the Google Security Checkup menu.
Function three is a warning to users when they are about to share their account information with third party websites and apps. We’ll notify you when you give a third party site or app access to sensitive data – such as your Gmail data or Google Contacts – but we’ll expand this over the next few weeks so you’ll know if you’re sharing other data from your Google Account.
Finally, Google changes the procedure that allows users to restore a hacked account. Google lets users confirm certain settings, check and secure their other Google accounts, check financial activity and see if any data is missing.This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give Techzine.eu a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.