A new report shows that hackers from Russia have obtained login credentials for more than 272.3 million email accounts, which are now available for sale in Russia’s criminal underworld, a Most of them are Mail.ru accounts, though the list also includes smaller fractions of Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft email users. More →
Every year on April 1st, Google unveils several completely fake tech products to make us laugh on April Fools Day. This year, it introduced a hilarious “Mic Drop” feature in Gmail. Unfortunately, because the feature is built into Gmail and not all people pay attention to tiny user interface changes, this email addition actually cost some people their jobs. Consequently, Google pulled the prank to make sure other don’t suffer the same consequences.
Intelligence agencies all over the world look to collect information pertinent to their various operations, and that involves hacking emails accounts. Google for a while now has been able to identify such government-backed hackers, and notify potentially affected customers so they can take immediate action.
In an update on the ways Gmail is getting even more secure (which is good news in the wake of the Apple vs. FBI scandal), Google revealed that as many as 1 million Gmail accounts may have been targeted by government-backed attackers so far. More →
Google is constantly updating its apps and services to fix bugs and add new features, but every once in a while, a series of major improvements will all hit at the same time. That’s the case this Wednesday, as Google announced that it’s bringing rich text formatting and instant RSVPs to its Gmail app on Android devices. More →
Happy Safer Internet Day! Wait, you had no idea it was Safer Internet Day? And you say you don’t even know what Safer Internet Day is? As noted on the Safer Internet Day website, it’s a day each year in February that Insafe organizes to “promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.” Online security is a hugely important topic, needless to say, so BGR fully endorses this great annual event. Guess who else endorses it: Google.
The world’s top Internet company is celebrating this event in a few different ways, the most widely publicized of which has been a simple offer that will get you an extra 2GB of Google Drive cloud storage for free if you perform a quick security check. But Google has also just announced two new Gmail features that are aimed at keeping you and your private data safe. More →
I love reading about essential tips and tricks for making Gmail better and what better place to look for new tips than from former Google employees? A little while back, former Googler Rodolphe Dutel wrote an interesting list of Gmail tips that featured both some familiar tricks and some new ones that I’d never heard of before. I’ll go through some of the most interesting ones below. More →
Google thinks that its Inbox by Gmail app is the future of email and with the two new features it just added, it’s hard to disagree. Today, Google revealed that it’s giving Inbox new search capabilities that will give you the information you want without having to actually open up your email messages. More →
Want to impersonate another person’s email account? It’s shockingly easy to do, as a new Gmail bug reported by independent security researcher Yan Zhu reveals. Speaking with Motherboard, Zhu explains that all you have to do is to change your display name in your settings on the official Gmail app in a way that will conceal your actual email address. More →
Email filters have existed forever. In fact, a few particularly annoying PR flacks probably would have driven me insane years ago had it not been for the ability to block their persistent pitches for clients whose products aren’t even close to being a fit for BGR. I’m sure everyone can relate — there are just always going to be some people you never want to hear from again.
Google has supported filters just like every other email provider out there ever since Gmail first launched. Today, however, the company announced a new feature that makes it very easy to instantly block annoying senders in just a few quick clicks. More →