Google Intros Anti-phishing Mechanisms in Native Gmail Mobile Application

The feature was released for Android back in May 2017 and now it's being rolled out for IOS too

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Looking at the rising trend of phishing frauds, Google has now released a new feature that scans an email for malicious links and the moment a user clicks any suspicious link, it prompts the user with a message explaining that the specific clicked link has been reported to be malicious.

The feature was released for Android back in May 2017 and now it's being rolled out for IOS too.

According to Ankush Johar, director, HumanFirewall.io: "Humans are the weakest link in cyber security, and phishing is the biggest attack vector. Over 60 percent of email is now opened on the mobile, and this move by Google will help save a lot of debacles.

"Incidentally, a lot of the recent issues involving large cons and heists of money have been attributed to phishing, including the $100 million Facebook and Google con in April 2017."


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