Google’s Gmail app receives Anti-Phishing security update

Google’s Gmail app receives Anti-Phishing security update

Phishing scams are on the rise with the likes of Vodafone and O2 targeted last month and a recent Google Docs scam attempting to gain access to email contents, contact lists and online documents of victimsThe new security feature for Gmail on Android is designed to keep your email safer.

Google has now addressed the issue, and said in a tweet that offending accounts had been disabled

Now when you click on a link, Gmail will show a warning prompt to help you know when your account is safe. The message will read: ‘The site you are trying to visit has been identified as forgery, intended to trick you into disclosing financial, personal, or other sensitive information.’ You’ll then have the option to either proceed to the website or remove the message.

‘While not all affected email will necessarily be dangerous, we encourage you to be extra careful about clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about. And with this update, you’ll have another tool to make these kinds of decisions.’ – Google

Google fortifies Gmail on Android to battle phishing attacks

The feature will be rolled out worldwide over the next few days, although it has not been confirmed (yet) that the feature will be reaching iOS users.