Here's how to get, setup and use a USB Security Key with your Google Account for two-step verification. Security Keys use cryptography instead of standard verification codes which make them more secure for logging in, and they work without needing a data connection or battery, best of all, you can carry them easily wherever you go.
Despite the stringent measures being put in place by software makers far and wide, large-scale security breaches remain a black cloud over modern technology, and today, a Russian Bitcoin site has leaked a total of 5 million Gmail addresses and passwords. Initially, it was suspected that the leaks were of passwords specific to the Gmail account in question, although now, it seems that the credentials have been snatched from external websites of users who signed up using a Google email.
Google's Gmail has, in its decade-long tenure, established itself as one of, if not the foremost service for managing virtual mail. The Gmail team has worked to ensure that users have a robust and secure platform from which to keep track of the continual cycle of digital correspondence, and according to some newly-leaked info, the Web app is set for a significant overhaul that will incorporate a totally new design. Screenshots, as well as further details, can be seen below.
Google has pushed out an in-app notice to users of its iOS Gmail app stressing that a bug may have caused them to accidentally delete emails received between the 12th and 21nd of January. Furthermore, the bug - which is also said to have affected the mobile browser and the offline version of the popular email client - may also have led users to inadvertently mark the wrong emails as spam.
Google+, the company's often ignored social network is creeping its way into Google's other products left and right, and according to an announcement out of Mountain View, we're soon to see it feature more prominently in our Gmail inboxes.
Google not only commits a lot of time to bringing new and exciting products to the fore, but also spends a great deal of its resources and man hours updating existing services. Few of the search giant's exports have gotten more attention than Gmail, and although many of the changes are "under the hood" and thus go unnoticed by the vast majority, some are quite obvious. Whenever an alteration is made to a service, there are always some that feel as though the rug has been pulled from under them, and if the new Gmail compose window has left you feeling somewhat lost, there is a way for you to revert back for the time being.
Two days ago, Google+ was introduced to the world as Google's new social networking endeavor. It featured a new look that was rather uncharacteristic of Google: a dark toolbar and orange buttons. It now turns out that all sites under the Google brand will be getting the new look, starting with Gmail, which now has a Google+ skin.
Google revealed in an incredibly well-explained and sugar-coated blog post that the company had detected a phishing scam which attempted to obtain the passwords of U.S. Officials and Chinese activists.