Google as a lock: these are the security news of I/O 2022

Google reaffirms its commitment to a ‘password-free future’ at I/O 2022 with an efficient multi-factor privacy system.


Google says “Privacy is personal”. Much of our digital security goes through the implementation of secure mechanisms to prevent other people from accessing our data, but technology companies continue to optimize the measures that each user uses to prevent improper access. At Google I/O 2022 , the Mountain View giant has been preparing an important step towards a “world without passwords”, a joint commitment with other industry leaders and which now takes on more relevance in an Internet under constant attack.


“Today, more cyberattacks than ever before are taking place on a broader global scale. The targets of these attacks are not only major companies or government agencies, but also hospitals, energy providers, banks, schools, and individuals . “Every day, we keep people’s data safe and secure through industry-leading security technology, built-in automatic protections, and ongoing vulnerability research and detection.”

In this world, Google has been able to respond efficiently to threats in emails – they cancel more than 15 billion messages -, apps – an average of 125 billion scans – and devices – up to five billion monitored -, but they still need settings. The Project Zero and Threat Analysis Group areas have worked constantly reporting threats of a different nature, due to the omnipresence of Google for access to different environments.

 Google security measures

From now on, Google security alerts will be more visible and easier to resolve. Profiles will have a permanent yellow signal if a gap is detected, and a few clicks can remedy that condition.

Another issue is protection against phishing from collaborative environments such as Workplace. This reaches tools such as Docs, Sheet, Gmail, Slides and others to prevent malicious attacks from impacting from these sections.

Automatic two-step verification. Unlike the six-digit pin, Google’s system allows access to sessions with just a notification on the screen of the equipment we are using as access and accepting with a click. According to Google, in the last year more than 150 million users have activated this system.

Virtual cards. To prevent the theft of private data and credit card numbers, Google has announced the use of virtual cards in Chrome and Android, with a number certified by systems such as Visa and Mastercard to replace the number on the plastic. Along with this, a virtual number will be added to the CVV as a security measure.