Email is an entry point for unwanted data and malicious software to enter your system. Google wants to end major threats like viruses and ransomware. Google’s Gmail is the most widely used email platform on the web. It has received new security updates that should rule out emails as a gateway for viruses.
Gmail is equipped with antivirus capabilities that scan attached files for threats. The update has included a feature that was built especially for combating ransomware. The new Sandbox update will see G Suite users benefit from it as well. Ransomware offenses have been less frequent. The main targets of these criminal offenses are usually companies and organizations.
To restore access to their own data, city councils and companies have been reported to pay sums of around half a million US. The Sandbox features from Google are designed to prevent mass email attacks that contain malicious software. This security feature acts as a protective layer against viruses and the user’s system.
Google introduces Sandbox to Gmail for increased security
With this new security update, Sandbox will scan and detect remote code in the script when you open an email attachment – something that will be shared by Gmail and G Suite user.
G Suite admins can manually put individual emails through the rigorous security process. Suspicious emails can automatically be placed in a quarantine section that safeguards the system. Labeling of suspicious emails is also possible so fellow users can be informed about the potential threat to security. The newly improved security process can be enjoyed as a default feature under the designation “advanced phishing and malware protection.”
Google plans to tackle Business Email Compromise fraud in Gmail
Google wants to heighten security against Business Email Compromise fraud in Gmail. They explain that these security features will allow organizations to “identify unauthenticated emails trying to spoof your domain and choose to automatically display a warning banner, send them to spam, or quarantine the messages.”
Well, your Gmail emails can self destruct in some way in the new confidential mode offered by Google. This feature was released last year, and the company commented that this mode includes a Rights Management system that blocks forwarding, copying, downloading, and printing messages. That is a feature that is supposed to help with sharing confidential information by accident. The security features are available at this moment in time, but a full release will be available in a few weeks.
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