Normally we access our Google account from many devices that sometimes we our self forget on how many devices our account is still connected too. To overcome this problem Google has come up with its new security wizard & activity dashboard which will help you keep proper control on the devices that can access your account.
The Search engine giant on Monday launched a new “Devices and Activity dashboard” with additional control over the connected devices which will allow Google Apps users to check and identify every single active device that has been used to access their Google account in the last 28 days as well as those currently signed in.
Google Apps Users will now be able to monitor a comprehensive set of details including the last time their account was accessed, the exact location from where their account was accessed, also the web browser that was used to open their account.
Security director at the Google for Work team, Eran Feigenbaum, said admins could quickly change passwords and lock their accounts if any suspicious activity was noticed.
“To make your job a bit easier, today we’re announcing new security tools to help Google Apps users take more control of their security online,” Feigenbaum wrote Monday in a blog post.
Devices and Activity dashboard is not at all a new feature introduced by Google, but previously it was focused mainly on account activity. But from now, using this security wizard & activity dashboard you can also manually revoke or lock a device’s access from your account remotely with a single-click, which could be a useful utility for those who have lost their smartphone or laptop, as well as if an attacker ever managed to add your account on their device.
Google also launched a new security wizard to help secure Google for Work accounts by walking users through functions to tighten security features including account recovery settings, and the ability to review account permissions and access.
“Security in the cloud is a shared responsibility,” Feigenbaum said. “It only takes minutes for users to update their settings. By making users more aware of their security settings and the activity on their devices, we can work together to stay a step ahead of any bad guys.”
Google for Work users can use this simple guide to enable or adjust account security settings, which also motivate users to enable the 2-steps authentication. This wizard prioritizes all administrator settings for security features that end users are permitted to turn on.