App users should immediately disable a dangerous setting, Google advises.


Even though there are many helpful apps available for SMARTPHONES, there are also some that can be harmful.

To protect yourself from malicious actors, Google suggests disabling a specific app setting.


There is an option to have “Less secure app access,” according to the tech giant’s help page.

This function allows you to use apps that Google’s security settings might normally prevent you from using.

For security reasons, Google will disable this feature by default if it detects that you aren’t actively using it.

We recommend immediately disabling the setting labeled “Less secure app access” and replacing any such apps with ones that adhere to stricter security standards.

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Checking to see if you have the feature disabled is simple.

Just head on over to your Google Account and look for the “Less secure app access” section to double check.

You may need to sign in to turn it off.

If you’re using a public or company network, however, the setting may already be adjusted for you.

A message that reads “This setting is managed by your domain administrator” will be displayed to those users.

When you have access to the switch, you also have access to the setting.

Google does not suggest this, but it does support it.

This is because, as Google puts it, “less secure apps can make it easier for hackers to get in to your account,” and blocking sign-ins from these apps helps keep your account safe.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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