Google rolls out website to boost online security By Elets News Network - 29 April 2020

Google rolls out website to boost online security

To focus on COVID-19 related security risks, Google rolled out a new website. The site aims to inform users about online risks and scams such as phishing emails posing as messages from charities and NGOs battling covid-19, spoofing healthcare providers.

The new website is currently available in Hindi and English. The content in other languages will be rolled out very soon.

The site will also warn users to double-check links and email addresses before clicking on them.

Google has also spotted malware-laden sites that pose as sign-in pages for popular social media accounts, health organizations, and even official coronavirus maps.

Google’s advanced machine-learning classifiers have globally seen over 18 million daily malware and phishing attempts related to COVID-19 in past few weeks.

Google also said that it has built advanced security protections into products to automatically identify and stop threats before they ever reach users. Google machine learning models in Gmail already detect and block more than 99.9 percent of spam, phishing, and malware.

Not only Google, other social media platforms too have stepped up efforts to fight fake news on Coronavirus.

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