Google Workspace now has stronger protection that will automatically block hijacking attempts

On Wednesday, Google Workspace has now stronger protections for risky account actions, automatically blocking hijacking attempts with identity verification prompts and logging them for further investigation.

This added layer of security will block hackers who get access to a user’s account to secure personal data and sensitive information belonging to their organization.

The enhanced account protection capabilities are available to all Google Workspace customers, also the legacy G Suite Basic and Business customers.

Google says that it will evaluate the session attempting the action, and if it’s deemed risky, it will be challenged with a ‘Verify it’s You’ prompt.

“Through a second and trusted factor, such as a 2-step verification code, users can confirm the validity of the action,” said Google as per Bleeping Computer.

This new feature for instance will block sensitive actions such as attempts to change the account’s name until the true account owner verifies that this was intentional.

Google further adds that admins could also temporarily disable login challenges triggered on sensitive account actions for users who cannot get past the verification prompts.

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