August 24, 2017

Anti-phishing Security Checks in Gmail

In May of this year, Google introduced new anti-phishing security checks in Gmail to help keep our email safer. Now they are bringing these security checks to the Gmail app on mobile devices.

Effective August 25, when you click on a suspicious link in a Gmail message on your Android, iPhone or iPad, Google will show this warning message. 

While not all affected email will necessarily be dangerous, ITS encourages you to be extra careful about clicking on links in messages that you’re not sure about. If you see the Google warning message, the link is likely unsafe. Only proceed if you’re confident there’s no risk. 

If you DO click on a link Google knows to be dangerous, you'll see a page like the one below that warns you against visiting the original URL. If you see this message from Google, DO NOT proceed! 

What to Do If You Receive a Phishing Attempt 

IDENTIFY and REACT to a phishing attempt in a way that protects yourself and your colleagues. Report all phishing attempts to your UCSC email account by following the instructions on this web page: