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Google's Advanced Protection Program now also supports native iOS apps

If you've never heard of Advanced Protection Program, of Google, absolutely understandable: it is a tool, presented last October, aimed at a very specific audience, composed of what is called people at risk, with a high chance of being targeted by hackers and political attacks by politicians, journalists, activists, government officials and agents, for example. As a targeted journalist, I joined the program centuries ago (just kidding, I found out about it today and all my passwords were blink182 until six months ago).

The fact that the tool uses two physical access devices (tokens) that the user must activate each time he accesses his account; Additional authentication steps are implemented to prevent fraudulent access to your data and, in addition, Google limits access by third parties to your data, emails and files. basically a digital fortress that works or not depending on your degree of confidence in the Mountain View giant.

The problem is that, until today, Advanced Protection comprised only Google's own applications and services, then users of the iOS who were part of the program had, necessarily, to use the company's apps (Gmail, Google Calendar and limited company) to take advantage of security features. Now, no more.

Google today announced that the program will also support native iOS apps, such as Mail, Calendar (Calendar) and Contacts (Contacts) of the system; in this way, these applications can capture the user's Google account data even with the extra layers of security and no one is forced to download more apps to perform tasks that could be done natively.

To take advantage of the news, fans of the tool only need to release, in their settings, access to iOS apps to capture their information, support has been active since today. And, if you are interested in Proteo Avanada, you can take your first steps through this link knowing that you will have to invest in two access devices that are not officially sold in Brazil, which makes everything a little complicated. But what, n?

via MacRumors

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