STATES CHRONICLE – After so many phishing scams targeted users via emails, and many of them were directed even towards Gmail users, Google decided to take extreme measures and improve its security features. They should help people stay safe online, and warn them when they stumble upon a questionable app.
Google will now warn you of unverified apps
Some apps might be designed to look legitimate and trick users into accessing them, and then go on and steal private information. Now, Google will add interstitial screens which detect these unverified apps, and then warn users right before using them. Also, they perform a new screening on their scripts.
This warning will apply to all unverified apps which require access to a Google account. If you want to open those apps in Chrome, a screen will automatically pop up and tell you that app is unverified. It will encourage you to access it only if you know for sure that the developer is trustworthy. Then, you can either close the app and remain safe, or open an additional menu informing you on the dangers of unverified apps.
This is an effective way to learn which apps you can trust
You can still opt to use the app despite the warning, but there is quite an ample process before you are allowed to do so. Google will ask you to type the word “continue” in a box, making sure it did its job and warned you of the risks you are exposing yourself to.
This ample process unverified apps have to go through is great for users, as they can learn what they can and cannot trust. Also, all new apps have to undergo the same verification. It might become tiring at some point, but you can make sure you stay protected and avoid questionable apps which can steal your personal info.
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