Google has finally taken a stern action against the phishing scam. It will start blocking all JavaScript attachments in Gmail from Feb 13.

Screenshot 9 6 Google to block all Javascript attachments from Feb 13   the companys stern actions continue to combat Gmail phishing scam

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The company announces that such measures ensure serious security against the malicious attacks that have been reported by Gmail users for quite a long.

The Javascript (.js file) is not the exclusive target of the company, as it has already dispensed with the use of certain other file attachments like .exe, .msc, and .bat.

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So now one must be informed that sending .js attachment (even compressed) will not be entertained after February 13.

However, the company has a workaround to offer. It recommends that users can share such an attachment via Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage or other storage solutions.

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Apparently it might be a TASK to go around the issue this way, but let’s be honest, we have to do it to ensure security that has become very easily dispensable now.

Why Javascripts this time?

Perhaps they are increasingly used for sending and sharing attachments, therefore malicious actions like hacking, phishing and hanging have sheltered themselves in it.

Screenshot 12 6 Google to block all Javascript attachments from Feb 13   the companys stern actions continue to combat Gmail phishing scam

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Similarly, it is reported that Google has received a number of complaints troubled by such actions, which when investigated revealed Javascripts.

The company has not yet shared any detailed information, though considered it a security measure. But kind enough to have shared alternatives.

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Now let’s see whether this measure brings any concrete solution to the matter.

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