Google wants to fight against phishing with a new tool, the SMS-verified

Google wants to fight against phishing with a new tool, the SMS-verified


Despite the fact that the communications through instant messaging applications have proliferated during the past few years, the SMS are still the order of the day. Unfortunately, to be employed, among other things, to send us messages about submissions, advertising and other, can be subject to phishing attacks, as showed by the recent ‘case E’.

Google wants to improve the security of the SMS, so that it will integrate the verification process within the same. This system of verification since we spoke to you a while ago, when I was testing. Now, Google has wanted to make it official. This measure will let users know when a company really is sending messages at the same time that it detects in real time the SPAM or malicious messages.


SMS verified, the new method of Google to improve the security of the messages

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As account Google from your blog, they are beginning to integrate a verification system in the SMS, so that users can know which content is being sent by a company. When a message is verified, we will see the classic badge verification (check typical that we already see on Twitter or Instagram), to be able to recognize the companies verified.

The main challenge for Google will be to have a good number of companies verified for the comfort of users

The main challenge that this implies for Google, is that still we do not know how many companies will be verified, or what are the requirements to comply with such verification. However, the news becomes important because, among the list of countries that will activate this SMS system checked, Spain is included, along with EE.USA, India, Mexico, Brazil and France, among others.

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in The same way, Google reminds us that your service of protection against SPAM continues to improve, Spain being one of the first countries who came to this system. However, it is not foolproof, and some other phishing attack has managed to overcome the barriers of Google.

The verification system, at least, always work with companies as important as for example Post, it will help the users to have clear or at least be put in doubt, the veracity of who is sending the SMS.

Via | Google


The news Google wants to fight against phishing with a new tool, the SMS-verified was originally published in Xataka Android by Ricardo Aguilar .


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Google wants to fight against phishing with a new tool, the SMS-verified
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December 12, 2019

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