Google extends Gmail anti-phishing protections to Slides, Docs and Sheets

PARIS, May 11 (Benin News / EP) –

Google shared new AI-powered workspace features that improve sound and picture quality in Meet, and protect documents in Slides, Docs, and Sheets from phishing and software attacks infected through measures already present in Gmail.

The latest AI innovations are designed to help employees focus on hybrid workloads. One of them is the recent launch of automated resumes in Google Docs, which the company is extending to Spaces, so the user can keep up to date with what’s being said in conversations.

The company confirmed at its annual Google I/O developer event that automatic meeting transcription will be pushed into Google Meet by the end of the year, with meeting summaries coming next year. This service will also benefit from improvements in the possibilities of sharing images, sounds and content.

Specifically, Meet will integrate Portrait Restoration, which uses Google’s AI to improve video quality and reduce communication difficulties caused by poor lighting, poor webcam quality, or poor network connectivity. This processing is done automatically in the cloud and optimizes the quality of the video which may affect the performance of the device.

Portrait Light uses machine learning to simulate studio lighting in transmissions, while De-Reverb filters out echoes when speaking from spaces with reflective surfaces.

Finally, Live Sharing helps synchronize media and content between participants in hybrid meetings in Google Meet. The API for this feature is available to partners and developers starting Tuesday.


Google reiterated that Workspace’s architecture is based on a zero-trust approach and incorporates enterprise-wide access management, data protection, encryption, and endpoint protections. But the rise of remote work has revealed new attack models using shared documents.

Google has therefore announced that later this year it will extend Gmail’s existing protections against phishing attacks and malware to Google Slides, Docs and Sheets. Whenever a user attempts to open a document, spreadsheet, or slide that contains phishing links or malware, they receive an automatic alert and are redirected to security.


Google highlighted its efforts to protect users against cyberattacks targeting its services. She says 15 billion spam messages are blocked every day in Gmail, Google Play Protect scans 125 billion installed apps, and Chrome protects 5 billion devices.

The company reminded us that one way to protect our digital accounts is to use a two-factor authentication system, which is more secure than just using a password, which is why it made this mandatory system for more than 150 million users last year.

But the company is moving towards a future without passwords at login, based on a “passcode” linked to the Google account to authenticate the session between devices. This month, she announced her engagement to th

It also announced the possibility of integrating virtual cards into the Google account to replace the user’s real credit card number, both in Chrome and Android. Designed for auto-completion of bank details for online payments, it will be available from the summer.

Online presence also has its place at Google I/O. Google will allow users to check the data that will appear about them in search results and remove it from search, although it will not completely disappear from the internet.

It will also integrate a new advertising center (My Ad Center), through which users will be able to manage the privacy settings of advertising content and select the advertisements they will allow to see by category or brand, in services such as YouTube, Search and Discover.

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