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Nest users now covered by Google's ultra-secure Account Protection Program

1 month ago   |   By Ars Technica

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Accounts for Google's Nest line of smart home devices are now covered by the company's Advanced Protection Program, which traditionally has provided enhanced security for journalists, politicians, elections workers, and other people who are frequently targeted by hackers.
Google rolled out APP in 2017. It requires users to have at least two physical security keys, such as those available from Yubico, Google's Titan brand, or other providers. Typically, keys connect through USB slots or Near-field Communication or Bluetooth interfaces. Once registered, the keys provide...
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