Google Chat adds warning banners to protect against phishing attacks

Google Chat has replaced Hangouts and will now display banners alerting you to potential phishing and malware attacks from personal accounts, Google announced Thursday. This change for Google Chat is the latest extension of Google’s efforts to prevent phishing.

- Advertisement -

At the 2022 I/O Developer Conference, Google discussed several security measures it has implemented to improve user security, including warnings about potential vulnerabilities and recommendations for fixing them. Google has also laid out other plans for security measures, such as enhanced two-step verification, ad customization, and increased data security.

Warning labels about suspicious links in Google Chat.
Image: Google

Google’s new warning banners first appeared in Gmail on Workspace accounts to indicate attempts to lure someone with a link that could be used for malware, phishing or ransomware. In late April, Google expanded the banners to Google Docs, warning users about suspected malicious files in various Google Workspace apps (Documents, Sheets, Slides, and Drawing), regardless of where they opened the link.

This new feature will be rolled out in the coming weeks and will be available to both personal Google accounts and all Google Workspace customers.

Latest articles

Novak Djokovic Wins 10th Australian Open Title, 22nd Slam

Novak Djokovic has won his 10th Australian Open championship and 22nd Grand Slam title...

Michael Jordan Net Worth, Height, Age, Family, Shoes

Michael Jordan Net Worth - Michael Jordan is a retired basketball player who is...

Twin Italian sisters celebrate their 200th birthday. Check out the video

Francesca and Maria Riccardi, who were both born on January 23, 1923, doubled their...

A crocodile brought back the body of a drowned child in Indonesia

The body of a drowned toddler was brought back by a crocodile in Indonesia,...

More like this

Amazon cuts more than 18,000 jobs in a second round of Amazon layoffs

Amazon laid off thousands more workers Wednesday, months after laying off 10,000. Amazon is set...

How ChatGTP-3 can benefit businesses

Almost every industry can benefit from technology such as ChatGTP-3. Listed below are six...

How a VPN Improve Your Cybersecurity 2023

Many people know about VPN (Virtual Private Network) services and how they can change your...