Gmail Adding Email Authenticator Feature Called BIMI

Change is coming to Gmail. Recently as a courtesy of a new agreement between Google and the AuthIndicators Working Group you’ll soon begin seeing BIMIs (Brand Indicators for Message Identification). The brains behind BIMI describe their product as an email specification that allows the use of brand-controlled logos within supported email clients. AuthIndicators is steered by a committee of representatives …

Google Calendar Adds Virtual Meeting For Hybrid Office Workers

The pandemic is slowly fading from the headlines and releasing its grip on the world as the dominant factor in daily life. Now, businesses of all shapes and sizes are beginning to transition away from the pure “work from home” models that most have been employing over the past year. Based on the early, emerging trends, it doesn’t seem like …

Chromebooks Get First Optimized Browser Alternative

In the world of internet browsers, most people only think of the Big Three: Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. Occasionally, Firefox gets an honorable mention, but there are a whole raft of smaller browsers out there if you’re looking for an alternative to the majors. Recently, the little Opera browser made a significant change, becoming the first smaller browser to …

Chrome Soon Releasing Feature To Always Use Secure Connections

Recently, Google announced another change to its Chrome browser designed with user security in mind. The company will soon be rolling out an “HTTPS-Only” mode that will help make surfing a safer and more secure experience. The new feature is currently available for preview in the Canary build, Chrome 93, for Windows, Linux, Mac, Chrome OS, and Android systems. Although …

Google Drive Users Should Be Aware Of Upcoming Update

Does your business utilize Google Workspace? If so, be advised that the company recently issued an alert for Workspace admins. The alert warns that a planned update designed to improve security relating to Google Drive link sharing could actually cause some of the links to break, which in turn, could overwhelm your company’s IT support line with incoming calls about …

Google Adding Additional Security Feature To Chrome On iOS

Recently, Google made a small but significant change to Chrome for iOS. If you use the browser in that environment, it now allows you to lock your incognito tabs behind a FaceID protection wall, giving you an added layer of security. This new feature makes it much more difficult for people to snoop around on your device and see what …

Google Chrome Speed Will Increase With Update

If you’re one of the legions of users who rely on Google’s Chrome browser when you surf the web, we’ve got great news. As of the release of Chrome 91, it’s about to get a whole lot faster. The engineers behind Chrome’s continued improvement have found a clever ‘cheat’ that makes the browser a whopping 23 percent faster. At the …

Massive Data Leak Affects More Than 100M Android Users

If you own an Android smart device, be advised there has been a data leak. Security researchers at Check Point have recently discovered a massive data leak that left an assortment of personal data for more than 100 million Android users exposed. The data was found in unprotected databases used by a total of 23 different popular apps, some of …

Google Improves Android Feature To Change Compromised Passwords

Several months back, Google introduced a new feature to its Chrome browser that searched a user’s stored passwords, comparing them against a list of known compromised passwords. The best part is they are alerting the user if any of the passwords they have saved have been compromised. It’s an excellent feature and definitely helps to make users safer. Unfortunately, too …

Numerous Malicious Financial Apps Discovered Targeting Android Devices

Recently, Google did some house cleaning. They removed ten different apps from the Play Store, all of which contained droppers for financial Trojans, this according to a recent blog post by Check Point Research. Apparently, all ten of the poisoned apps were submitted by the same threat actor, who took pains to get them past Google’s extensive verification process. They …