Google rolling out anti-phishing mechanisms for iPhone users

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Google has rolled out anti-phishing software for iPhone users.

Tech-giant Google has rolled out anti-phishing mechanisms for iPhone users. The Gmail app for Apple devices will warn users of phishing attempt when you go to click on a dodgy link. The message will ask if you’re “sure you want to proceed”.

In just two weeks, the software will be available everywhere. Despite this, the tech has been installed on the Android app since May. A message will pop up on the site, letting you know an email is likely to be a phishing attempt. It will read: “The site you are trying to visit has been identified as a forgery, intended to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information”.

According to Google themselves, 50 to 70% of emails that are sent to Gmail accounts are spam. However, Google claim their detection system is 99.9% accuracy score.

How to protect your company against ransomware

In 2016, 85% of companies were subject to phishing attacks. Moreover, 90% of these contained ransomware. But it seems like it’s not the computers’ fault malware is being downloaded onto systems.

According to Ankush Johar, Director of humanfirewall.io, “humans are the weakest link in cybersecurity, and phishing is the biggest attack vector. Over 60 per cent of email is now opened on the mobile, and this move by Google will help save a lot of debacles”. It’s therefore top priority to make sure your staff are fully trained to deal with and recognise a ransomware attack.

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