New Verification Feature Launched by Google to Protect Accounts from Third-Party Sign In

A new security feature was launched by Google for its users who are using Chrome for browsing purpose. The newly-announced sign-in feature always asks the user to verify that it is their own account which they are using. The browser states that this feature is added to stop any random person from entering and using the account, as it is a possibility that it might e some harmful third party.

This attempt by Google is mainly for the purpose to safeguard third-party logins, for example the ones that are carried out by SAML single sign-on (SSO). The feature will be effective from May 7, where the user will have to verify the identity on the screen after signing in on a SAML provider’s website. In a G suite log, Google confirmed that the screen will give an added layer of security, and will prevent users’ account from an unknown sign-ins, which will keep the malicious attackers at bay.

As per the information released by Google, the feature will be shown only once per account per device. This will reduce the disruption for the account users.

Regarding phishing attacks, a new screen will stop would-be attackers from giving in a user into clicking a link which would allow them to login into a Google Account which might e controlled by the third-party. Google states, “This has been possible today via SAML single sign-on (SSO), as it doesn’t need any user interaction to finish a login. We have added this extra security to protect Chrome users.”

the security feature is part of its strategies to develop an authentic identity for users all over Google web services for example native Chrome browser services for example Chrome Sync and Gmail. It is likely to be easier for the signed-in users to gain benefits of native Chrome browser features.

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