Google will soon be offering an Advanced Protection Program to lock down the Gmail accounts of high-value targets.

According to Bloomberg, the new Gmail service will block third-party apps from accessing user data and introduces a replacement for two-factor authentication based on Google’s USB Security Key.

Want to make sure you have a local or backup copy of all that mission-critical business and personal history in your Gmail archives? David Gewirtz takes you through an array of options.

Google will begin offering the Advanced Protection Program next month, which will be marketed to “corporate executives, politicians and others with heightened security concerns”.

The service appears to be aimed at raising defenses against sophisticated phishing attacks of the type that led to the Gmail hack of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman, John Podesta.

Read more: Google’s new Gmail security: If you’re a high-value target, you’ll use physical keys | ZDNet

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