As we have reported on multiple occasions, Microsoft is working very hard to change the way that people see them. There are many reasons that they need to do this and it is a job that is not going to happen overnight. This has been a big part of what new CEO Satya Nadella has been doing since he took the top job at Microsoft. After changing the push for the Xbox One and Windows they are now trying to overcome the stigma dropped on them by Edward Snowden’s revelations of complicity with the NSA.
Users who do not want or simply do not have enough room on their Android devices for attachments that they received via Gmail service, can now save their attachments via new options. The new version of the Gmail application for Android devices will be able to directly store attachments received via Gmail in Google's data storage service - Google Drive.
A few users noticed that Google is testing a new interface for its popular Gmail service. Good people from Geek.com have snagged a few screenshots from the test phase of the new website, and have shared them with the public.
Users of Gmail Android app until now could sent as an attachment only photos and videos, but with the new version 4.7 Google has finally allowed sending of other file types. The new version of Gmail allows sending of zipped files which can also now be downloaded directly to the Android device.
According to the patent application filed by the U.S. mobile operator AT&T, soon we could have feature by which e-mails could be disintegrated before unauthorized eyes get a chance to see them. Patent application entitled "Method, System and Apparatus for Providing Self-Destructing Electronic Mail Messages" describes the client and server system that can send and receive messages that self-destruct when they meet certain criteria.
As they say on Google's official blog, every day our inboxes are bombarded with different types of emails - messages from friends, notifications from social networks, newsletters, automated email which serve to confirm the registration on a web site, etc.
Security is a huge issue and has always been one ever since the first person decided they wanted to protect what they owned. Through the centuries the art of security has evolved and a multitude of inventions have blossomed on the scene to help us keep our property safe and secure. Once the data age started we had new concerns and our fertile minds came up with new and more creative ways to protect our new digital property. These two separate (yet dependent) fields are broken down into physical and digital security. The problem is that neither of these are effective unless we apply human security. This is the practice of securing people (humans) against being the largest security hole in any network or location.
After releasing a new version for Android smartphones and tablets, Google has released a new version of their Gmail application for iPhone and iPad. Beside the new design, the biggest news is the ability to use up to five different Gmail accounts on one device. In the older versions user were able to use only one. Integration with other Google applications has been improved, for example, if you receive an invitation to an event from Google Calendar to you Gmail inbox, you no longer need to open another application to confirm the attendance because you can do it directly from Gmail now.
If you have been around computers for long you might remember the “I Love You” malware or the Nimda malware. Both of these relied on our habits of opening up links and attachments without out considering the email or subject. What made Nimda and I Love You even more dangerous is that they came from people we know. Now it looks like there is a new Facebook malware running around the internet. The new malware that was caught by Sophos Labs takes advantage of user trust of links claiming to have posts about them. It is an often used form of social engineering that has been effective ever since some of the first Spam malware hit the net.