Google is introducing redesigned critical alerts for fraudulent access to your account

10 months ago by IanDorfman

Google has announced that it will implement newly designed security alerts for any suspicious behavior or suspected hacking on Google Accounts.

The blog post announcing these new alerts details how they'll work by integrating into every single Google app you use. At any point when Google detects suspicious activity, it will automatically displayed so users don't need to access their email or phone notifications in order to see what potentially malicious activity is occurring.

This redesigned security notification builds upon Google's 2015 implementation of security alerts that displayed as Small Android iconAndroid notifications. This caused a 20-times increase in the amount of users that saw and interacted with security alerts versus their previously email-only iteration.

The new security features will start rolling out "in the coming weeks," though a wider mainstream rollout to significant numbers of Google Accounts won't come until "earlier next year."

Further coverage:
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