Gmail has been one of the classic Google offerings over the years. The company has been coming out with the Gmail services for a very long time, and they have been a major art of the Google offerings. Earlier this month it was announced that the Gmail service has now hit over a billion users, which is quite a landmark achievement, as it became the first e-mail service to attain that number. The service has been improving with every passing day, and off late, over several security and cyber threat concerns, Google has decided to improvise their Gmail Web Client security offerings.
Following are the two major new changes which have been introduced to Gmail recently –
- The Gmail Web Client now specifically shows you the e-mails which have reached to you without TLS encryptions. In recent times, Encryptions have been a matter of major concern with Gmail, and the company wants to ensure that both, the sender as well as the receiver are secure. Despite Gmail having supported encryption and security for a long time, there are many small-time providers and certain corporate mails which might not be as secure. Gmail Web Client will now show the users an opened lock-like icon in sender’s ID in the mail if they use such an unsecured connection.
- User Authentication has been another update which has been added to the Gmail Web Client today. If the sender cannot be identified, or authenticated, the company will show a question mark where the picture of the sender is supposed to be. This update is actually supposed to roll out from the starting of the next week. This will now alert users upon receiving a suspicious email.
Gmail is proactively taking steps to ensure that their users get the best of the safety measures, and the company has been doing a splendid job at it.