Gmail users at risk of phishing attacks, US intelligence officials warn

July 19, 2018

Via: DailyMail

A new feature added in the recent Gmail redesign could present an ’emerging threat’ to users, US intelligence officials have warned.

The new feature, known as ‘Confidential Mode’, could leave an increased number of users susceptible to attacks from cyber criminals.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) circulated an intelligence note to US law enforcement, as well as government cybersecurity workers.

‘Confidential Mode’ allows users to set an expiry date on sensitive emails and add two-factor authentication to their communication.

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