Google and Other Email Corps Unveil Anti-Phishing Tools
Google and a handful of web mail providers today announced a new initiative to reduce the incidences of phishing. Phishing is when scammers attempt to get users to reveal personal information by sending emails with requests for data that appear to be from legitimate email addresses, but aren't. Google, with Facebook, LinkedIn, and PayPal, announced DMARC.org, which is in the process of creating a standard set of protocols that can be used by email providers to measure and enforce the authenticity of emails. Google and its partners are offering the DMARC specification to any organization that sends large volumes of email.
Google Brings Anti-Phishing Tools to Gmail for iOS
Google today said its Gmail app for iOS devices now relies on similar anti-phishing technology already available to Gmail for Android. Google began using a new algorithm earlier this to spot possible phishing attacks and emails with suspicious links.
Gmail for Android Now Warns of Phishing Attempts
Google has updated Gmail for Android with a new security feature. Moving forward, links within emails that lead to suspicious sites will call up a warning from Google.
Google Says Developers Can Use AMP for Email to Boost Gmail Experience
Google today said it is porting its AMP technology to Gmail. Developers now have access to AMP for Email, a tool that allows them to create interactive, actionable email experiences that take place within Gmail itself, rather than secondary browser windows.
Gmail to Convert Numbers, Addresses, and Contacts to Clickable Links
Google today said its G Suite customers will soon be able to take advantage of active hyperlinks in Gmail and Inbox that simplify the process of sending emails or making calls. Both mobile apps will convert text, such as phone numbers, addresses, and email addresses, into interactive links.