Google on Wednesday, demonstrated two new security warnings for Gmail users to assist them in identifying spam mail. The new warnings would be showing up on all web and Android systems in the next few days, said Google in their official blog post. The blog mentions that if one receives a message that can not be authenticated by the Sender Policy Framework (SPF) or the DKIM, a question mark shall be shown replacing the sender’s profile picture, corporate logo or avatar.
This warning is to appear on web and Android only but Reddit users have claimed to have been seeing the question mark for a while. Google said that this is a new update made available for security warnings against cyber criminals. The other warning is supposed to appear when a website link that is known for malware and unwanted software is clicked on. Google has informed that these warnings are an extended version of the already available protection software in various web browsers.
Google has been regularly updating its security system for various updates, focussing mostly on the Android Operating system. Google had very recently added a prompt option to its two-step verification process. This fastens the process as earlier the user had to put in the OTP on the browser but the new feature will now have an “Are you trying to sign-in?” question with details of the device that is trying to access the account. The company has made certain changes in the recent past that have made security setting easily accessible to the user.