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Google Broadens its Warnings about Potentially Malicious Links in its Productivity and Collaboration Suite

Google Expands Suspicious Link Warnings in Drive, across Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings

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Google recently announced that it is expanding its malicious link warnings across all of its drive productivity and collaboration products…

Google offers a number of helpful and useful collaboration and productivity tools through its Drive suite. These include Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings. These services naked easy for teens to work on projects without having to email files back and forth. And, due to the pandemic, the popularity of this convenience exploded. However, it also provided ample opportunity for cybercriminals to exploit. So, Google started placing warning labels on suspicious links. Now, it’s expanding those alerts.

Google Expands Suspicious Link Warnings in Drive, across Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings

Google recently explained in a blog post that it is expanding the suspicious link warning label across all its productivity and collaboration tools to fight against an increasing onslaught of threats. Bad actors are placing links in otherwise legitimate-looking documents and files, which lead to fishing pages where cyber thieves can steal personal information.

Additionally, Google also recently rolled out a minor update to Google Docs that makes it much easier to find frequently accessed files. That improvement is currently making its way to all users and should be completed by the end of May.

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