Security Alerts & News
by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1919 Gmail will block JS attachments for security reasons starting February 13
Gmail user's accounts are about to become safer, as on February 13th Google will begin blocking JS attachments in emails. Currently there are 31 attachments that are being blocked in in Gmail, which include .exe, .bat, .hta, and .vbs files, but JS files are still allowed through. As this attachment is commonly used to distribute malware, the blocking of JS files will only increase the security of user's Gmail account.

Starting on February 13th 2017, when a user tries to attach a JS file they will block the attachment and warn the user that this attachment is no longer allowed. If a user receives a JS attachment in Gmail, access to the file will be blocked as well and the user will be shown a warning stating that the file was blocked for security reasons.
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#1922 Ransomware app hosted in Google Play infects unsuspecting Android user
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#1920 Now there’s a better way to prevent Facebook account takeovers
#1919 Gmail will block JS attachments for security reasons starting February 13
#1918 XSS on WebEx domains undoes previous fixes to Cisco WebEx Chrome extension
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