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What a relief! Gmail to be more secure; users to get alerts on unauthenticated senders

Google will roll out a new security feature on Gmail that will alert you if you recieve mail from unauthenticated senders.


What a relief! Gmail to be more secure; users to get alerts on unauthenticated senders

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Opening the email of an unknown sender has always been a matter of dilemma. Sometimes you can't avoid these emails because they could be important for you.

But soon, you will get over with this dilemma, as Google will roll out a new security feature on Gmail that will alert you if you recieve mail from unauthenticated senders.

Google in its blogpost wrote, Starting this week, we’re introducing two new security warnings in Gmail to help you keep your email safer.

1. On the web or Android, if you receive a message that can’t be authenticated with either Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or DKIM, you’ll see a question mark in place of the sender’s profile photo, corporate logo, or avatar.

2. On the web, if you receive a message with a link to a dangerous site known for phishing, malware, and Unwanted Software, you’ll begin to see warnings when you click on the link. These warnings are an extension of the Safe Browsing protection available to various web browsers today. The full-page warning will look like this:

However Google has also added that not all affected email will “necessarily be dangerous”.  It said, “we encourage you to be extra careful about replying to, or clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about. And with these updates, you’ll have the tools to make these kinds of decisions.”

 

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