Security in the digital environment is a growing concern for users, especially when it comes to the protection of email accounts containing valuable and sensitive information.
Safe Browsing provides an additional layer of security in Gmail against scams and attacks on the Internet
So much so that in certain circumstances it may even be desirable to back up Gmail emails. Fortunately, Gmail, one of the most popular email services, offers tools and options to strengthen security and protect our privacy.
How to enable secure browsing in Gmail
To enable secure browsing in Gmail users must access from the Chrome browser to the following link.
where the “Enhanced protection” option must be enabled.
If Chrome is used on multiple devices, the feature must be enabled on each device independently. For both Android and iOS this is done as follows:
-Access to Chrome settings.
-Enter under “Privacy and Security”.
-Select “Safe navigation”.
-Activate “Enhanced protection”.
Once enabled, the new security layer will be available in both Gmail and Chrome, providing enhanced protection against Internet attacks and scams.
Other Gmail email security tips.
Other additional safety tips Would be to implement the following options:
-Two-step verification: One of the first security measures to enable in Gmail is two-step verification. This feature provides an additional layer of protection by requiring a verification code, in addition to the password, each time you log into an account from a new or unrecognized device. To enable this feature, one must access the account security settings in Gmail and enable two-step verification. You can choose to receive the code via text message, phone call or authentication app.
-Revoking access to unsecured applications: It is important to ensure that only trusted applications have access to the Gmail account. In the security settings you should review the list of applications with access to the account, revoking access to those that are not recognized or considered unsafe. This will prevent unauthorized applications from accessing your emails, protecting your personal information.
-Update the password regularly: A strong password is essential to protect your Gmail account. Be sure to use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters, and avoid obvious or easily guessed passwords. It is important to update your password regularly to reduce the risk of someone gaining unauthorized access to your account.
-Check recent activity: Gmail provides a feature to check recent account activity. This option allows you to view the devices and locations from which you have logged into your account over the past few weeks. If suspicious or unusual activity is detected immediate action can be taken, such as logging out of all devices or changing your password.
-Keep the operating system and applications up to date: Keeping your device’s operating system and applications up to date is essential to ensure the security of your device and Gmail account. Updates typically include security fixes and patches for known vulnerabilities.