Google: Cyber criminals are using coronavirus-themed phishing lures Watch Now Over the next few weeks, Google will start rolling out new security alerts for critical issues affecting individual Google accounts, with the alert displayed in the Google app currently being used. The major benefit is that recipients of Google’s security alerts – which it pushes to users when it detects their account may have been hacked – don’t need to check their email or a phone’s system alerts for the warning. More on privacy Microsoft to apply California’s privacy law for all US users Mind-reading technology: The security and privacy threats ahead How to replace each Google service with a more privacy-friendly alternative Cyber security 101: Protect your privacy from hackers, spies, and the government Instead, the alert will appear right in the Google app in use, potentially reducing the time it takes for at-risk individuals to take action and secure their accounts. SEE: Security Awareness and Training policy (TechRepublic Premium) Explaining why the new in-app alerts could help, Google notes in a blogpost that after it started issuing Android system security notifications in 2015, it boosted engagement 20-fold over email alerts, which required opening the email app and finding… Read full this story
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