GOOGLE announced a new feature that flags suspicious files on Drive and advises users not to ignore the warnings.
According to a Google statement.
The warnings are displayed as a large yellow banner at the top of the page after the user clicks the link, but before the file is downloaded.
Google launched the new feature on Thursday, after announcing it last year at the Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco.
The Drive feature will roll out gradually over the next 15 days.
Individuals and companies will also have access to secure tools across Google Workspace, G Suite Basic, and Business.
A similar type of feature is already available on Drive platforms like Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings.
Google wrote that the enhanced security measure is intended as “an additional safeguard to protect against abusive content,” according to the official statement.
The warning banner will also notify users if a suspicious file may be trying to steal their personal information.
The tech giant hopes the new measures will protect users and companies from potentially dangerous attacks stemming from malware, phishing and ransomware.
Google has mentioned that this tool does not require end-user installation as it is enabled by default.
Similarly, there is no admin control over the feature.
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