Due to increased cyber attacks, the company is placing more emphasis on getting users to know as soon as possible if something is wrong with their account.
The feature will be phased in, but Google want to make it available globally early next year. For now, we’ll only find this extra security feature within Gmail, but if it works, it’s possible that it will appear within several Google services, such as YouTube, Drive. The Google Assistant has also received some security folds, as we now have the option to use it in “guest mode”, so our searches with it will not be associated with our account. The company says more than 100 million phishing attempts are thwarted every day and 100 billion applications are scanned on Android systems. No wonder, then, that, in view of such results, enhanced safety measures are considered important.