(AP) After some of the email account of Chinese activist being hacked, google is taking extra measures to maintain the privacy of the users.
An additional security measure introduced Monday will require typing a six-digit code after an account holder's Google password is entered. The codes will be sent to people's mobile phones.
The two-step login means it will take more than a password to get into an account.
The extra protection initially will be offered to companies and government agencies subscribing to a Google service that provides e-mail and other office applications. Google Inc. also is offering the added security to schools that rely on Google to run their e-mail.
People using Google's free Gmail service will be able to make the security codes part of their login process within the next few months.