New Security Warnings Coming To Gmail
While email scams are nothing new to anyone who uses Internet, Google works on developing new ways to protect its users. The company decided to introduce some new tools to Gmail in order to help distinguish potentially dangerous letters from the ones that can be trusted.
What can you expect from the update?
With the new tools introduced by Google, messages that are not properly authenticated by the service will have the question mark icon next to them instead of the sender’s avatar. But, those messages that were sent according to the DKIM or SPF protocols will be displayed in the standard manner. It should be noted that even if there is a question mark next to the letter, it doesn’t always mean that it’s dangerous because it’s possible that it became misconfigured by the server.
Another change is only relevant to those who prefer using the web version of Gmail. If a letter you received contains links to some suspicious or phishing websites, they won’t be loaded in your browser straight away. If this happens, you will see a popup warning you about potential dangers. Similarly to the previously mentioned tool, Google may not be right about every single site, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. You can expect to notice these changes in the upcoming week.
What do you think about these features? Do you think they will help identify malicious emails? Let us know what you think in the comments below!