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.
Gmail to Call Out Insecure Emails
Google is hoping to protect Gmail users by making them more aware of secure and insecure messages. Moving forward, Gmail will display an open lock icon for Google Apps users who receive messages from email services that don't support an encrypted connection.
Yahoo Mail Now Supports Multiple Accounts
Yahoo today rolled out a new version of its Mail application for the iPhone and added the ability to use multiple email accounts. The app now supports Yahoo, Outlook, and AOL email services and can be used to manage a handful of accounts from a single inbox.