It was just a few weeks ago that Google was on the receiving end of a fairly big phishing scam, one that targeted Google Docs users with real-looking emails. The scam was only live for a short while before Google squashed it, but the risk remains and anyone can fall victim. Here to help protect its users is Google and its security updates to Gmail. Among other things, the company is utilizing machine learning to help detect phishing attempts and, ultimately, keep users safe.
Google has already utilized machine learning to help keep phishing attempts at bay, and the entire process is largely successful: the company says that its machine learning technology helps keep more than 99.9-percent of phishing emails from showing up in your Gmail inbox.