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Google is Making Email Safer With its Upcoming New Security Warnings in Gmail

Search engine tech giant, Google Inc. has released two new security features that attempt to make Gmail a little more foolproof place to be.

Both on the Web and Android app, users will get see now red question marks instead of profile pictures of senders if they have not been authenticated by either Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or DKIM, the search giant said in its blog post.

On the web, if you receive a message with a link to a dangerous site known for phishing, malware, and Unwanted Software, you’ll begin to see warnings when you click on the link. These warnings are an extension of the Safe Browsing protection available to various web browsers today.

It is important to mention that a sender who has not been authenticated or the link that has been shown as potentially dangerous might or might not pose any threat to the user. These warning signs have been added so that the users can take a moment to consider their safety before they fall prey to the hackers.

You will see a question mark in place of the sender's profile photo only if the message can't be authenticated with either Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or DKIM
You will see a question mark in place of the sender’s profile photo only if the message can’t be authenticated with either Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or DKIM
[related-posts]Earlier this year, Google added a new security feature to Gmail – an upgrade to its Data Loss Prevention service with the inclusion of OCR. The feature reads email attachments with the aim of preventing a leak of confidential documents, and is meant only for Google Apps for Work Unlimited customers.

According to the company,  the new features will roll out within a couple of weeks.

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