Gmail gains new machine learning models to block phishing and spam messages


Google has just pushed a major security update to Gmail, which is supposed to block phishing, one of the most common ways to obtain sensitive information like passwords, credit card details or usernames.

The new security update includes early phishing detection using machine learning, click-time warning for malicious links, as well as unintended external reply warnings.

According to Google, thanks to the machine learning integration, Gmail can block phishing messages and spam with an accuracy of more than 99.9%, which is quite impressive.

As mentioned earlier, Gmail is now displaying unintended external reply warnings to users, which is meant to help prevent data loss. For example, whenever you try to respond to someone outside of your company domain, Gmail will warn you to make sure that you intend to send that email.

On top of that, Gmail will know if the recipient is an existing contact or someone you interact with on a regular basis due to its contextual intelligence features, so you will not get these warnings all the time.

Most of these new security features are meant to protect companies data and help employees avoid scams and phishing attempts. It's nice though that Google continues to add built-in defenses against new security threats more often than not.

source: Google

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3 Comments

1. Tondern

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

Hope it gets even better because I just recently started receiving spam mails on my gmail from random @rogers.com adresses with file attachments.

2. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Blah! That's not good! I almost never get spam email on my gmail account... my Yahoo account is a different story, but I've been seeing fewer and fewer these days. I guess they're slowly getting better...

3. royceroy1

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 26, 2017

This is an informative article. Thanks for sharing it with all... Read mindstick.com/Blog/11458/phishing-gmail-gets-ai-in​tegration-for-protection

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