10 August 2016
There is no doubt that Gmail is safe havens for sending and receiving emails with attachments like images, videos and text. It is all that secure when it comes to some privacy and your private data that is of utmost importance. Google just knows this and that’s why they are trying different ways to improve the security levels of its services. Google warns its users if they are attempting to send a mail from a mail address that doesn’t look secure.
Yesterday Google has added some more warning messages to its security features so that its users will be always ready and also aware of any possible hypothetical risks. This includes a fresh new warning if the service is suspicious that the clicked links inside the mails can be insecure. And yes, this is different and shouldn’t be confused with its earlier safe browsing function, which is already a part of this service now. However, in the new change, if a user clicks the link contained in the email, there will be a warning that pops up provided Google thinks surfing that site can be a risky affair to the user and his data.
Apart from alerting its users regarding browsing sites, they were taken to by clicking a link in the mails Google’s enhancing the protection from the state-sponsored attacks. Gmail does this by giving users warnings in case an attacker, backed by a government is attempting to gain access to the users’ info. As Google is trying to bring such enhancements, Gmail will now bring a warning with full page that will have full instructions in case Google is suspicious that there is a state-sponsored attack on the user. Google makes it clear that even if the new warnings may span full page with alerts, users can still keep seeing the current warnings that now appear in such scenarios.
It is understood that Google is going to join hands with Microsoft, Comcast and Yahoo for improving the condition of the encrypted mails, which it aims to do by submitting a draft IETE specs, which makes sure that the delivery of emails takes place only through encrypted channels.