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. The tool specifically looks for phishing attacks and will warn people as they click links. The new security feature arrives just as a massive phishing scheme attempted to sucker Google Docs users. Google says this new Gmail security feature is being fast tracked to all users.
Dec 13, 2019
Google has added two major new features to its Messages app for Android phones: Verified SMS and spam protection. Verified SMS is a way for Google to confirm that SMS messages claiming to come from a participating business are, in fact, legitimate messages from that company.
Aug 16, 2018
Google today said that confidential mode, which can help protect sensitive information from unauthorized access, is available via the mobile Gmail app. Users will need to enable confidential mode when composing an email.
Jan 2, 2019
Residents of Los Angeles can now download an app that can provide early warning of many major earthquakes. The app, offered by the city, is called ShakeAlertLA and is available now for both Android and iOS.
Jul 24, 2018
Google is now calling out web sites that don’t use https for security. Google announced in February that Chrome 68 would begin highlighting insecure sites.
Apr 22, 2019
A new option has appeared in Google Pay that lets it automatically, continuously import "passes" (including tickets and loyalty cards) from emails received in Gmail. The option is disabled by default, but is available now for most users within the Google Pay app, under Settings > General > Gmail imports.