By 4 May 2017 | Categories: news


Earlier this week, Google reported that it was investigating a massive phishing email scam that targeted an estimated one billion Gmail accounts by posing as a fictitious Google Docs email. While the report on the extent of the attack is yet to be publically detailed, Google has since released a new tool for Android users with a Gmail account. 

Part of a G Suite Update, the new phishing identifying tool will pop up with an alert message if you click on a potentially malicious link. The message will inform users that the link leads to a "forged" website, which is a similar tool that rolled out to the web version of Gmail last year. 

Whether or not this added measure is enough to stop an attack as was experienced recently by Gmail account holders remains to be seen. More importantly though, a version of the phishing identifier has not been mentioned for iOS as of yet.


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