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On account of Safer Internet Day: Google has rolled out distinctive features for online security.

By Maddy,Posted on February 16th, 2016

In Google, Internet security, Security, Security of the Internet users

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In India internet users are more conscious about their online safety and considering this safety factors, Google, the internet giant has rolled out many fresh features and resources. These interesting features point towards the greater cyber security.

The previous trends showcases that 20 percent of more searches have been done for “change password” and 97 percent searches for two step verification.

This kind of two-step verification requires more than just a password to sign in to the google account, a 6 digit code sent to your mobile which increases the security. As per the researches made by Google 591 percent more search is carried out for “how to track a lost phone”. To ramp up online security there are different initiatives including simplification of the security settings making it easier to send messages.

Google will drive multiple initiatives for creating awareness about online safety among the users of internet. As a support for these kinds of initiatives Google has decided to offer its users 2 GB extra Google drive storage on the completion of the security check up.

Let’s stay a bit secured:

A strong password is always a mix of numbers, letters, and symbols, yes it should always be unique.

The same password should not be reused for any other important accounts.

There has to be a two factor authentication in addition to the passwords.

Account recovery information should be checked thoroughly.

In this recent years Digital India campaign is on the go and our government is focusing more on the creators of content and the consumers. But this does not mean that we should compromise our security. Hence to support the internet users and to keep them safe Google India announced the Safer Internet day (SID).

This day is organized in February so as to promote the responsible and secured use of online technology among the vast users in the country. On 9th February, 2016 SID was celebrated across the globe with a theme ‘Play your part for a better internet!’ To know more about this day go to: https://www.saferinternetday.org/web/sid/home

Maddy

Maddy! People know me by this name. I am a Digital Marketer and Enterprise Blockchain Consultant. Started as a Director - Strategy for Sweans Technologies for almost 4 years, I handle digital transformation internally and take on a digital consulting and training role for large accounts externally.

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