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Although Google already blocks majority of spams and phishing messages, few weeks earlier, users still became part of a phishing scam. As a result, the tech giant is rolling out new features for enterprise customers to prevent them from any kind of phishing scam in future.
The latest news comes via a blog post as the company introduced new machine learning based phishing detections along with warnings. For example, if you clock on a link within a message, it would warn you about the potential security compromises and similar threats. In addition to that, the company is implementing a new machine learning model in Gmail that will delay messages to perform rigorous analysis to protect user’s data from being compromised.
In an official blog post, Google’s Senior Product Manager for counter abuse technology, Andy Wen wrote, “Now, if you try to respond to someone outside of your company domain, you’ll receive a quick warning to make sure you intended to send that email. And because Gmail has contextual intelligence, it knows if the recipient is an existing contact or someone you interact with regularly, to avoid displaying warnings unnecessarily.”
This action comes after a large number of Gmail users earlier last month became part of a phishing scam. They received an email with a fake Google Docs button that would take the users to a page asking for permission to enter users’ data. A large number of people fell for the scam and ultimately granted the hackers full access to messages and contacts. As a result, the company has decided to include these features to protect users from similar incidents in future.