June 1, 2017
Gmail Gets Machine Learning Integration for Phishing Attack Protection
Firstly,what exactly is Phishing Attack? Phishing Attack is the attempt to obtain your sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by disguising as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.Phishing is typically carried out by email spoofing.So Google has taken another significant steps towards the same.Google has announced that gmail is most commonly used way of professional communication,thereby the company has integrated machine learning algorithms for early detection of phishing attacks in Gmail.
Google already focused towards the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence,it take another significant step towards ML.It is no secret that phishing attacks are on the rise and after working towards making its Gmail client safer across platforms. The recently malware’s especially wannacry malware has destructed lots of sensitive information.Apart from machine learning,the company has also claimed that they have also added click-time warnings for malicious links.The ML Programs has the capability for external reply warnings and built-in defenses against new threats.
Google,being the largest and best organization says that new security features will help them stay ahead of potential threats.Talking about the machine learning, Google says, “Machine learning helps Gmail block sneaky spam and phishing messages from showing up in your inbox with over 99.9 percent accuracy.”Google says that a dedicated machine learning model, meant for early phishing detection, selectively delays messages to perform rigorous phishing analysis and further protect user data from compromise. If you are concerned about the delay, there’s no need as the search giant says it happens for less than 0.05 percent of all messages on average.
“These new models combine a variety of techniques such as reputation and similarity analysis on URLs, allowing us to generate new URL click-time warnings for phishing and malware links. As we find new patterns, our models adapt more quickly than manual systems ever could, and get better with time,” Google said in its blog post.In order to increase the security awareness at enterprise level, Google has added a quick warning for employees that shows up to confirm if they intended to send an email when they are sending it to someone outside their company’s domain.
Google says that it classifies new Gmail threats by combining “thousands of spam, malware and ransom ware signals with attachment heuristics (emails that could be threats based on signals) and sender signatures (already marked malware).”Google is known to be always ahead for its renowned technology.The company again have remarked a new feature to expand exponentially.