Now the Android Gmail app keeps an eye out for phishing links

It still wouldn't have blocked today's Google Docs attack.


In a particularly timely upgrade, Google is rolling out new protection against phishing links on its Gmail app for Android. According to the notes, when a user clicks on a suspicious link, they'll get a warning like the one shown above revealing that this could lead to a forged website (similar warnings came to web Gmail last year). Interestingly, this wouldn't have done much to mitigate the fake Google Docs invite that went around earlier since that linked to Google's own website. Still, we have more than enough evidence of what havoc can come about as a result of one fake email -- it's good to see Google doing more to protect users.