Google notifies users about dark web exposure

Google has announced new tools, features and updates to improve users’ online safety, help them evaluate content found online, and alert them if their Gmail identity appears on the dark web.

Another helpful “Tool” for users is the newly introduced option of using passkeys – digital keys linked to a user account and a website or app – to authenticate to one’s Google account.

Google is also adding a spam folder to Google Drive, to give users a new way to suppress potentially malicious content.

Accessing and exploring the dark web necessitates the use of a specialized browser, but not all users possess the technical know-how or desire to venture into that realm.

Dark web report allows users to check if their name, address, email, phone number or social security number can be found on the dark web and advises them on what to do if this occurs.

“With support for Oblivious HTTP, and the use of an anonymizing IP Proxy, Safe Browsing will be able to alert users online of the latest malicious attacks, like phishing and malware campaigns, as they browse the web using a browser integrated with the latest Safe Browsing API.”.

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