google: This Tuesday (5), google published on its security blog the importance of the inactive account manager for monitoring and strengthening the security of profiles that are no longer in use.
In addition to a quick guide to using the tool, the company points out that the recent ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline was carried out using an old account that did not use multi-factor authentication, and that the T-Mobile cyber attack also affected inactive prepaid accounts. , so simply ignoring outdated registrations can be a security risk.
Inactive account manager
With this tool it is possible to determine when: google begins to identify the registered account as inactive and explains what to do with the information; it can be accessed through this link or in the account settings in the “Data & Privacy” submenu.
After you have decided to use this option, google requires three settings. First, the user chooses a period of downtime for the security measure to take effect. It is possible to set 3, 6, 12 or 18 months.