C-Suite On Deck
Keep me plugged in with the best
Join thousands of your peers and receive our weekly newsletter with the latest news, industry events, customer insights, and market intelligence.
I agree to the
terms of service
PLEASE CORRECT THE FOLLOWING:
Please Enter Some Keywords
Don’t have your account hijacked. Secure your online accounts with more than a password, says Google
Research published at the end of last week argues that the typical user can significantly harden the security of their online accounts by linking a recovery phone number that can send an alert if there is suspicious activity on the account. The research, conducted by a team from Google alongside researchers from New York University and the University of California, San Diego, found that when a Google account was linked to a phone, account takeover attacks by automated bots were prevented 100% of the time. What is more, as a blog post from Google’s security team describes, there’s clear evidence that using two-step verification via a smartphone can help prevent the majority of vast majority of even targeted account takeover attacks: The research, which examined over 350,000 real-life hijacking attempts on a sample of 1.2 million users, underlines the importance of being proactive in using *some* method to protect your online accounts – even if you aren’t prepared to enable two-step verification or Google’s Advanced Protection feature for users who might be at most risk.
I'm for real
Enter your email once to access all our information and resources.
(Your email address is required so we know you're a real person)
By downloading this content, you give permission for your contact information to be shared with the content provider who may contact you in regards to the content.