Google has announced an enhancement to its Advanced Protection Program for high-risk individuals, stating that customers can now send risky files to the company for scanning before they are opened.
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Google has introduced improvements to its spam filters in Gmail. It will now take time to analyze emails that are suspected to be phishing users. It will also warn Android users of sketchy websites.
In an effort towards protecting macOS from malicious websites and downloads, Google is improving its Safe Browsing initiative in Chrome browser, blocking potentially dangerous content.
In a pilot program "Council for Digital Good", Microsoft is accepting applications from teenagers between the age of 13-17 from the US to lay the groundwork for improving online interactions.
Google has updated its Safe Browsing policies, after the company discovered websites that continue to host malware and phishing content after their website has been reviewed and marked as safe.
Visitors of the popular torrent website The Pirate Bay on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox will now be greeted with a warning message, stating that the site contains harmful and unwanted software.
Mozilla has extended security in Firefox. Known malware will be flagged with a red icon and the user will easily be able to delete the file. Lesser warnings will be given to other suspicious files.
Google's Safe Browsing service has limited access to The Pirate Bay on both Chrome and Firefox. When visting the site, you will now be presented with a warning, which users will need to dismiss.
In an effort to lessen fake content on the internet, Google has announced that it will start warning users if they stumble upon websites that try to steal information through deceptive downloads.
Alphabet is bringing an important security tool to Android: Safe Browsing. Coming from desktop to mobile, Safe browsing will keep Chrome users safe from known malicious websites.
Google recently announced through a blog post that they have implemented malware detection in Chrome, it's currently available in the "Canary" builds for users who want to test this functionality.