Google extends its alert banner feature to Google chats to limit phishing and malware attacks. Here is how it will work.
Google Chat will now protect you from hackers! Google has announced that from now on you will find warning messages in Google Chat about potential malware and phishing attacks targeting them. This tweak in the Google Chat app is the latest attempt to combat phishing attacks and other forms of attack.
“In Google Chat, you’ll see warning banners against potentially phishing and malware messages coming from users with personal Google Accounts,” Google said in a blog post. . Google also added that these warning banners help protect users against malicious actors, keep data safe, are available in Gmail and Google Drive. Google Chat recently replaced Hangouts as the messaging tool and now has a new protection tool. Also Read: Do You Have These Banned Apps On Your iPhone And Android Phone? Delete them now
In Gmail, these warning banners are displayed when a user replies to an email that comes from outside the organization to notify you of the email’s or sender’s authenticity. But now Android alert banner will also be displayed when you receive any new message from external recipient. Even so, an organization’s admin can enable or disable these specific warning labels for their respective organization. Also read: Forget internet, here’s how to use Google Maps offline
Recently, at the I/O 2022 developer conference, Google discussed a number of security measures that have been implemented to enhance the safety of users. This includes warnings about potential security issues as well as recommendations for fixing them. Besides that, Google is also introducing other plans for security measures, such as expanding two-step verification, customizing ads and other data security. This will give users more control over how their data is used by its applications.
Google has announced that this new banner warning against potential phishing and malware attacks will be rolling out over the next few weeks to all users starting May 19. 2022. This feature will be available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as legacy G Suite Basic and Business users. In addition to these features, users with personal Google accounts will also get this latest feature.
In addition to security features, Google also released the second Beta of its Android 13 operating system. This offers a host of new features and user control options. Additionally, there will be updates to privacy and security aspects.