Google Adding Advanced Protection For Nest Devices
The tech giant company Google announced on a blog post that it is adding its Advanced Protection Program to Nest devices. Google’s Advanced Protection Program is aimed at high-risk targets such as journalists, activists, business leaders, and political teams, but it is available for anyone to join.
When enrolled, the program provides enhanced protection against Google account phishing attacks, data theft, malicious apps.
According to Google, The Advanced Protection Program is our strongest level of Google Account security for people at high risk of targeted online attacks, such as journalists, activists, business leaders, and people working on elections. Anyone can sign up to automatically receive extra safeguards against phishing, malware, and fraudulent access to their data.”
“Since we launched, one of our goals has been to bring Advanced Protection’s features to other Google products. Over the years, we’ve incorporated many of them into GSuite, Google Cloud Platform, Chrome, and most recently, Android. We want as many users as possible to benefit from the additional levels of security that the Program provides.” Shuvo Chatterjee, Product Manager, Advanced Protection Program wrote on a blog post.
To enroll in Advanced Protection, users need two physical security keys — a main and a backup — and a phone running Android 7 or higher or iOS 10.0 or higher. Android users can enroll their phones and activate the built-in security key, while Apple users need to download the Google Smart Lock app.