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The banners will warn you against potential attacks from personal accounts, as well as the replacement of Hangouts. The latest expansion of the attempts to prevent phish is the tweak for Google chat.

During the I/O developer conference, the company discussed several security measures it has implemented to enhance user safety, including warnings against potential security issues and recommendations to fix them. Other plans for security include expanded two-step verification, ad customization, and more data security.


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Warning labels about suspicious links in Google Chat
Warning labels about suspicious links in Google Chat.
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The warning banners first appeared in Gmail on workspace accounts to point out attempts to lure someone with a link that could be used for malicious software. At the end of April, the banners were expanded to include Google docs, warning users against suspected malicious files in several apps, no matter where they opened the link from.

The new feature will be available for both personal and business accounts over the next couple of weeks.


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