GOOGLE is trying to save millions of people from catastrophic hacks with a new warning popup in more of its apps.
The tech giant is expanding a warning banner already seen in Google Drive for suspicious files.
Now users can expect to see the same for Google documentstables and slides.
And you will see it starting today.
This means that Google scans documents and files for viruses and malware before you download them.
The pop-up usually says something along the lines of, “This file looks suspicious.
“It could be used to steal your personal information.”
The move isn’t surprising given that collaboration tools like Google’s have exploded in recent years, leading many to work from home due to the pandemic.
As of April 2020, Google has reported that six million companies are paying for Google Workplace – formerly G Suite.
In addition, it has 120 million Google Workspace for Education users.
Not forgetting Google’s 1.5 billion monthly active Gmail users, who also have free access to the Workplace apps.
So you can see why increasing security is so important.
Especially given that hackers are always looking for new ways to scam people.
The company recently announced that it had looked into this a record number of hacks last year.
Bug hunters found a total of 58 for 2021, including the powerful cyber weapon used to spy on Boris Johnson’s computer network.
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