As Cybersecurity Awareness Month draws to a close, Google has announced a number of new features to help secure the sign-in process as well as how you use your account.
Time for a security checkup
Once you sign in, the Security Checkup feature also checks for any malicious applications installed on your Android devices by leveraging Google Play Protect. At this point, you may be prompted to uninstall any harmful apps found on your smartphone or even to remove logged in devices that have been unused for some time such as old phones or tablets.
If your account does happen to be compromised, Google will do its best to help you regain it with a new step-by-step “Secure your account” walk-through. This tutorial will be triggered automatically if any potentially unauthorized activity is detected and it will work to verify critical settings, files and check financial activity.
Via 9to5 Google
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