Google India unveils a Security Check campaign to combat account hijackings

Google India unveils a Security Check campaign to combat account hijackings

Google India has unveiled a public initiative campaign called "#SecurityCheckKiya" (Have you done the security check?) with the aim to help users protect themselves from account hijacking, malicious apps and loss of personal data.

Google is urging users to take up their two minutes security check before logging into their devices.

The security checkup provides a clear security status and personalized recommendations to help users strengthen their account security. A green check mark means they are good to go, and a yellow or red exclamation point means there’s at least one issue for them to fix.

Google further stated that it took down 700,000 apps that violated Google Play policies in 2017, 70% more than the apps taken down in 2016.

Sunita Mohanty, director, Trust & Safety, Google India said: "We know that keeping your information safe and private is important to you, which is why we’ve baked security features into all our products. We’ve also developed technologies to help keep the broader internet safe, too. Whether you’re using Gmail, Android, YouTube, or are simply browsing the web."

Google recently introduced Google Assistant in Hindi to combat Siri and Alexa.

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