It’s easy to have your password stolen. Important people like executives, government workers, journalists, and activists face sophisticated phishing attacks to compromise their online accounts, often targeting Google account credentials. To reduce this risk, Google created the Advanced Protection Program, which uses U2F security keys to control account access and make stolen passwords worthless.

The purpose of your password is to authenticate any device requesting access to your online account data, in the hopes of keeping out unauthorized users. This only works if you have a strong password… more


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