Google Chat receives another protection against phishing attacks

Phishing scams are common and if you’re not careful enough, you can fall victim to them. Therefore, Google has integrated warning messages into its Gmail and Google Drive services, alerting users when apps discover suspicious links or malware. And this security feature is finally rolling out to Google Chat as well. blog post, Google announced that Google Chat users will see these warning banners when they receive suspicious links from people with personal Google accounts. When you receive 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 are sure it is safe, to accept it despite the warning. Of course, these alerts are meant to make you think for a moment and wonder if the sender of the message is trustworthy, in hopes that you’ll be more careful.

Google said the new chat feature will be available to Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and Business customers, as well as users with personal Google Accounts, within the next 15 days.

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