Google to Warn Users Against Phishing Attacks on Chat


Google has announced to display warning notifications in its chat application to protect users from hackers and phishing attacks.

“In Google Chat, you will see banners warning against potential phishing and malware messages coming from users with personal Google accounts,” the company said in a statement.

“These warning banners, which are already available in Gmail and Google Drive, help protect users from malicious actors, keeping data secure,” the company said.

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In Gmail, alert banners are displayed when replying to emails sent from outside your organization.

“Android alert banners now also display when you add new external recipients. Admins can turn these specific alert labels on or off for their organization,” the company explained.

The new feature, starting over the next few weeks, will be available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as older G Suite Basic and Business customers, as well as users with personal Google accounts.

The tech giant, during its latest 2022 I/O developer conference, announced a number of security measures to boost user safety, including warnings against potential security issues and recommendations on how to fix them.

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The company also released the second beta of its Android 13 operating system which offers a host of new features and user controls, along with updates to privacy and security.

In Android 13, apps need to get your permission before they can send you notifications.

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