Gmail app for iOS now gets anti-phishing security checks

Gmail for iOS now features phishing warnings.

    It is frightening sometimes when you hear about cyber criminals stealing confidential data and even personal information that could possibly lead to many bad things. While we have already seen and heard about such events the recent one being the WannaCry fiasco, many companies are trying to come up with a strong solution to counter these bad elements.

    Gmail app for iOS now gets anti-phishing security checks

    If you are a Gmail user then things might have just got extra secure. Well, Gmail for iOS has just got a new functionality added to its platform. The e-mail app will now alert users whenever a suspicious link appears in the inbox.

    "Going forward, when you click on a suspicious link in a Gmail message on your iPhone or iPad, we'll show the warning below. We recommend that you use caution before proceeding because the link is likely unsafe. Only proceed if you're confident there's no risk," the company said in its blog post. Basically, the suspicious link warning will pop up in a box that states how the link leads to an untrusted site.

    Gmail app for iOS now gets anti-phishing security checks

    "If you click on a link we know to be dangerous, we'll show you a page like the one below and warn you against visiting the original URL." The warning from Google will read, "The site you are trying to open has been identified as a forgery designed to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information."

    Gmail app for iOS now gets anti-phishing security checks

    So the next time you see either of the boxes, it is best that you do not proceed.

    Google has already launched anti-phishing protection with the Android version of Gmail earlier this year. However, now the iOS version of Gmail will also offer this feature. So iOS users can now be safer than before.

    The update has been released and Google says that it is available to all G-Suite editions. The feature will take at-least 15 days to appear in Gmail.

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