Google Enhances Security Alerts in Gmail

EncryptionGoogle is boosting the security of its Gmail service in an effort to keep them protected from phishing attacks, malware, and other threats.

On Tuesday, the company announced that it would start informing users about potentially unsafe messages in their inbox, including emails that are not encrypted, Gerhard Eschelbeck, VP, Security and Privacy, Google, explains in a blog post. Additionally, Gmail will warn users when sending messages to recipients on email services that do not support TLS encryption. A warning will be displayed when the sender’s domain couldn’t be authenticated as well, the Internet giant explains. The warnings will appear in the form of a broken lock icon when sending or receiving a message to/from a service that doesn’t support TLS encryption, or as a question mark where a profile photo or logo should otherwise appear, when receiving a message that can’t be authenticated.