Google updates Gmail for Android with anti-phishing security checks

Google announced that starting this week, Gmail users will receive a new security feature on Android devices that's meant to keep their email safer than ever before. Once the updated version of Gmail makes its way to your Android device, the application will check any suspicious link you'll be clicking going forward.

If the website you're trying to visit is indeed suspicious, you'll receive a warning message that should help keep your Gmail account safe.



Obviously, these security features are never bulletproof, so you may still receive these warnings when you try to visit an entirely legit website, but hey, it's better to be safe than sorry.

Even Google mentions that while not all affected email might be dangerous, it's recommended to be very careful about clicking on links in messages that you are not 100% sure about. Basically, the update provides Gmail users with a security tool that will allow them to avoid phishing and scam attempts.

source: Google

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2 Comments

1. gravityron

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

lol ... just another spying tool that is packaged as a feature.

2. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I actually think this is a good thing. Google's servers already read your emails. Just have a whole email conversation with a friend about popcorn, and see if new ads suddenly appear.

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