BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Gmail users will receive a new update that is meant to make the mail service more secure and protect it from dangerous threats. They are planning to enlarge the number of banned types of files that can be attached to emails. Google’s G Suite blog stated that the update would be available starting February 13th.
If someone is trying to attach such files to an email Gmail will display a message saying that the email was blocked because it posed a potential security issue. If the file you want to send is not a security threat, you can still send it using Google Drive or other cloud storage platforms.
The same phishing techniques were used when John Podesta’s email account was hacked. John Podesta was the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Phishing implies the sending and receiving of malicious emails that appear to be from a very credible source. This is what fools everyone.
Yahoo! posted an article that revealed how email data hacks affected more than one billion people. They advise us to be aware that phishing attempts may often occur and be careful with the attachments that look suspicious.
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