Jan 26, 2017 09:12 AM EST
Google Gmail Restrictions May Force Hackers To Look For New Method Of Malware Distribution
Reduce Malicious Attacks, Including Phishing
Currently, Google Gmail restricts only file types such as .exe, .msc, and .bat, but things are about to change as another file type will be joining that group, Android Headlines reported.
It is carried out using an email attachment that links to a legitimate-looking, but malware-infected, website. According to Dark Reading, a fully functional phishing page could look exactly like Google Gmail signing page, similar to what happened in the recent Gmail Phishing attack.
Google's primary goal is to mitigate the chance of getting infected by malware and other forms of malicious attacks.
Hackers Might Find Other Ways to Attack
This is because hackers and malware developers are getting too creative and smart these days. They also have good track records of learning new malware distribution methods when traditional means are no longer effective. Nonetheless, other ways to prevent them are also going to be discovered.
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