Google Chat gets another protection against phishing attacks

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Phishing scams are widespread and if you are not careful enough, you can fall victim to them. As a result, Google has embedded warning messages in its Gmail and Google Drive services, which alert users when the apps discover suspicious links or malware. And this security feature is finally rolling out to Google Chat.In a blog postGoogle has announced that Google Chat users will see these warning banners when they receive suspicious links from people with personal Google accounts. If you get one, Chats should display a large red banner that reads “This invitation is suspicious” letting you know that the conversation contains links to known phishing sites.

The banner gives you the choice to block the message or, if you’re sure it’s safe, to accept it despite the warning. Of course, these warnings are meant to make you think about whether the message sender can be trusted, in the hopes that you’ll be more careful.

Google stated that the new chat feature will be available to Google Workspace, G Suite Basic and Business customers and users with personal Google accounts within the next 15 days.

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