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This article was published on November 24, 2014

Google introduces new security dashboard and wizard for Google Apps users

Google introduces new security dashboard and wizard for Google Apps users
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Google has introduced a couple of new security-focused features for Google Apps users today that are designed to help people keep better control over the devices that can access their account.

Although hardly revolutionary, Google’s new Devices and Activity dashboard allows Google Apps users to quickly identify and revoke access for any device that has been used to access an account and its data. This could be potentially useful if you ever lost your phone or laptop, for example, as well as if an attacker ever managed to add your account on their own device.

DeviceActivity UI

The second addition is a new security wizard to guide users through setting up security features, like providing contact info for account recovery and how to review account activity and permissions.

➤ New security tools to help improve online security [Google]