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Gmail's 'Confidential' mode could expose users to phishing: DHS report - The Indian Express

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By: Tech Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 22, 2018 8:02:14 pm Gmail’s ‘Confidential Email’ feature requires that users receiving such an email click on a link to access the confidential message. (File Photo)

As Google revamps Gmail with new features as part of its redesign, cyber security officials in the US claim that the email service could expose personal data of its users. ABC News, which obtained an intelligence note from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), reported that Gmail’s ‘Confidential Email’ mode has vulnerabilities that could create phishing risks, and expose private information.

Gmail’s ‘Confidential Email’ feature requires that users receiving such an email click on a link to access the confidential message. According to the DHS alert, this will allow hackers a window into user’s emails, through the redesign of Gmail. DHS spokeswoman Lesley Fulop told ABC News, “We have reached out to Google to inform them of intelligence relevant to their services...(continued)

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