For the state-sponsored hack attempt victims, Google has decided to ensure you’re aware of it.
There have been cases of Gmail security problems and Google is damn working hard to make Gmail secure and safe for users to the best possible way it can. Now Gmail has been integrated with new features designed to help avoid phishing, hacking and malware activities on users account. On this;
Google will be rolling out an update this week warning system on links sent through Gmail emails that have the potential of incurring insecurity on Sites and email accounts. With this upcoming update, If you click on dangerous or harmful link, you’ll get a full-page warning with routes to more information and ways to protect your Computer or device.
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Google at the same time is also ramping up its warnings for a rare type of Gmail intrusion: state-sponsored hacking attempts.
These apply to only but a few that is less than 0.1 percent of Gmail users — generally activists, journalists and policy-makers, Google says — but they require immediate action. Now, suspected targets of any these attacks will receive a full-page warning with an instruction on how to protect their Gmail accounts security. This will be an addition to Google’s existing warning, which tries to place or places a red strip with a link to further information at the top page of a suspected victim’s Gmail email account page.
For Safer Internet Day in February 2016, Google rolled out a new visual cue — a broken red lock icon — to alert users when they’re corresponding with an account that doesn’t support encryption. Ever Since Google Gmail launched that feature, the amount of inbound mail sent using encryption has increased by 25 percent, as said by Google.
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