Google’s Gmail app receives Anti-Phishing security update
Phishing scams are on the rise with the likes of Vodafone and O2 targeted last month and a recent Google Docs scam attempting to gain access to email contents, contact lists and online documents of victims. The new security feature for Gmail on Android is designed to keep your email safer.
Now when you click on a link, Gmail will show a warning prompt to help you know when your account is safe. The message will read: ‘The site you are trying to visit has been identified as forgery, intended to trick you into disclosing financial, personal, or other sensitive information.’ You’ll then have the option to either proceed to the website or remove the message.
‘While not all affected email will necessarily be dangerous, we encourage you to be extra careful about clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about. And with this update, you’ll have another tool to make these kinds of decisions.’ – Google
The feature will be rolled out worldwide over the next few days, although it has not been confirmed (yet) that the feature will be reaching iOS users.