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Google launches website to help users avoid COVID-19 online security scams

by Aditi Singh
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Popular search engine and technology company Google has launched a website to avoid online fraud related to coronaviruses. Coronavirus is currently under lockdown in most parts of the world. Due to which people are living in their homes and mostly doing digital transactions. Recently, many online fraud cases related to Coronavirus have been reported, in view of which Google has launched this website. With the help of this website of Google, people will be made aware to avoid online fraud.

Recently, users are receiving e-mails for donations in the form of several fake NGOs related to coronaviruses. People become victims of online fraud as soon as they conduct transactions to help. Google has launched this website in Hindi and English languages. Soon it can also be launched in other regional languages. The website also warns users to double-check the links and e-mail addresses in an e-mail. Most fake websites have more words or letters, Which desktop users can hover and check before clicking on the URL. At the same time, mobile users can check by clicking long on the URL or link.

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In the past few weeks, 18 million malware related to coronaviruses in Google’s Advanced Machine Learning System and Phishing Attempt is being recorded on a daily basis. Also, more than 240 million coronavirus-related spam (fake) messages have also been recorded. Google stated that it has designed advanced security protection for Google’s products. With the help of which any type of fishing or fraud can be automatically identified. With the help of advanced machine learning in Gmail, 99.9 percent of phishing, spam, and malware are detected. With the help of this website of Google, people can be made aware to avoid online fraud.

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