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Passkey Support Added to Google Advanced Protection Program

Announcement follows collaboration to support journalists and human rights workers. 

Google has updated its Advanced Protection Program (APP) to allow free enrollment for passkeys among high-risk users with sensitive files stored in Google accounts, including government officials, journalists, and business leaders.

According to SC US, these passkeys, which Google has touted to better combat phishing attacks via phishing-resistant FIDO Authentication, remove the need for physical security keys previously used by APP, which limited enrollment among certain users, especially those in war zones.

The development has been accompanied by Google's new collaboration with international non-profit Internews aimed at strengthening protections for journalists and human rights workers in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

Dan Raywood Senior Editor SC Media UK

Dan Raywood is a seasoned B2B journalist with over 20 years of experience, specializing in cybersecurity for the past 15 years. He has extensively covered topics from Advanced Persistent Threats and nation-state hackers to major data breaches and regulatory changes. Outside work, Dan enjoys supporting Tottenham Hotspur, managing mischievous cats, and sampling craft beers.

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