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Gmail for iOS Adds Anti-Phishing Feature that Warns of Suspicious Links

Gmail for iOS Adds Anti-Phishing Feature that Warns of Suspicious Links

August 14, 2017Mohit Kumar
Phishing — is an older style of cyber-attack but remains one of the most common and efficient attack vectors for attackers, as a majority of banking malware and various ransomware attacks begin with a user clicking on a malicious link or opening a dangerous attachment in an email. Phishing has evolved than ever before in the past few years – which is why it remains one of those threats that we have been combating for many years. We have seen phishing campaigns that are so convincing and effective that even tech-savvy people can be tricked into giving away their credentials to hackers. And some that are " almost impossible to detect " and used to trick even the most careful users on the Internet. To help combat this issue, Google has introduced a security defence for it's over a billion users that will help users weed out phishing emails from their Gmail inbox. Google has rolled out new anti-phishing security checks for its Gmail app for iPhone users that will
Upcoming Google Password Alert 1.7 Update Could Disable Phishing Warning Feature

Upcoming Google Password Alert 1.7 Update Could Disable Phishing Warning Feature

May 05, 2015Swati Khandelwal
Google Chrome browser's new Anti-Phishing Password Alert extension is in controversies right after its launch last Wednesday, but now the search engine giant has effectively pulled off Password Alert from its store. Password Alert was not bypassed once, twice, but every time Google introduced a new updated version of the extension. Google developed this Password Alert Chrome extension in an effort to alert Internet users whenever they accidentally enter their Google password on a carefully crafted phishing website that aimed at hijacking users’ account. Here’s the worst part: However, the first version of Password Alert was bypassed in less than 24 hours of its launch.  Security expert Paul Moore from UK-based Urity Group quickly circumvented the Anti-Phishing technology by pure JavaScript code of seven lines. Since then Google released Password Alert version 1.4, version 1.5 and version 1.6, but… ...all of them were bypassed, keeping users unaware o
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