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Gmail Confidentiality Control- Easy Phishing? - ISBuzz News

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Google is rolling out a sweeping redesign of its popular Gmail service, but federal cybersecurity authorities warn that a key new feature on the system could make its 1.4 billion users more susceptible to dangerous phishing attacks that compromise users’ vital personal information.

The Department of Homeland Security issued an intelligence note, obtained by ABC News, warning users of the “potential emerging threat … for nefarious activity” with the new Gmail redesign. Because the new feature — called “Confidential Email” — requires users to click a link in order to access confidential emails, according to the DHS alert issued May 24, Google has essentially created an opportunity where “malicious cyber actors could exploit the recent Gmail redesign.

Eyal Benishti, CEO & Founder at IRONSCALES:

“Phishing is already a prevalent threat individuals and organisations face, and features like the one introduced by Google in this case is just making it even easier for nefarious...(continued)
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