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Google adds physical security verification to make high profile Google accounts more secure
Google at present has a two-factor authentication method, but keeping in mind that cyber attacks are increasing day by day, the tech giant is now planning to improve its security.

To take the two-factor authentication to a new level, Google has added a physical security layer to the account securities. But this feature is not available for all accounts. It will be only available to selected accounts and is aimed at protecting high-profile users from cyber attacks that are generally politically motivated.

This additional level of security, once implemented, will also prevent third-party apps and services from having any access to the protected Google account.

It has been reported that the new layer of security, which will be launched next month, will be known by the name of Advanced Protection Program. The physical security will be extended to other Google products such as the Google Drive as well, in addition to the mailing service from the tech giant. 

The additional security will be available to corporate executives, politicians and users with heightened security concerns.

But, is it being done due to the infamous Clinton scandal? While many have claimed in the affirmative, others have pointed out that even if that be the reason, it should be appreciated that Google is at least taking responsible steps to prevent its users from cyber attacks.

The physical security will be in the form of USB keys and will need to be plugged in to access the account, in addition to the existing security levels, and obviously, the correct password.

But why is the company taking everything offline and cloud based, and why a physical USB key? Because it completely eliminates the possibility of someone accessing the protected account remotely.

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