Google to protect iPhone users from Ransomware attacks through its new Gmail App

    As most of the ransomware cyber attacks take place through phishing emails, Google has decided to offer a new secure version of Gmail app to all Apple iOS users which include those using iPhone and iPad.

    According to the details available to Cybersecurity Insiders, Google is soon going to offer a more secure version of Gmail app that flags dodgy links in messages that come from suspicious sources. Thus, this extra security measure is said to prevent iOS users from ransomware attacks which are getting rampant these days.

    Hence, going forward, the Mountain View based company from now on will inform users about Gmail messages which have suspicious links by displaying a caution message which says the link is likely unsafe and so the user is advised to proceed cautiously or like wise.

    All these days, a security feature of this sort was available to Gmail apps on Android phones. But now, Google wants to extend the same mobile security service to iPhone and iPad users, as they constitute to 12% of Gmail app users using the mobile version.

    California based Internet Juggernaut expects to complete the new secure form of Gmail app update for iOS users by August end.

    Note- Phishing emails are those emails which have malware infected attachments. And when the users click on these attachments, malicious malware such as Ransomware can lock down their device until a ransom is paid to them. In some cases, the malware is intended to do destruction than to offer monetary gains.

    Naveen Goud
    Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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