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Google makes Gmail and Chrome more secure

Google makes Gmail and Chrome more secure

Google has implemented new security features for Gmail and Chrome. In addition to measures for bulk e-mail and passkeys, these include a darkweb monitoring service and the use of the Google app as a credential provider for logins.

Over the past month, for example, the tech giant has taken steps to curb the spread of spam e-mail to Gmail addresses. Distributors of bulk e-mail recently have to comply with new stricter measures to send large amounts of e-mail to Gmail addresses. If they do not follow these measures, they run the risk that their mail will automatically end up in the spam bin or be blocked by Google.

Introducing passkeys

Google has also made the use of passkeys for logging into all its services default. With this, the tech giant is moving away from the classic username/password combination. According to the tech giant, the use of passkeys should also make logging in easier.

Read more: Google makes passkeys the default login method

Darkweb monitoring

Other new functionality Google is implementing to improve the security of Gmail, for example, is the addition of “darkweb” reporting. With this functionality, Google lets end users discover whether their personal information has been leaked via the darkweb.

Think of name and address information, but also e-mail (Gmail) addresses and Social Security numbers. Users can use the feature to tell the tech giant to scan for these and -if found- issue an alert for them. The service also lets users know how to take follow-up steps to better protect their personal information.

Login with Google Password Manager

Furthermore, Google Password Manager is now built into the Google App by default so users can use it to securely store their passwords and use the app as an Autofill provider to log in faster. This GPM functionality is primarily intended for iOS devices.