Google’s stunning plan to avoid apps slurping Gmail inboxes: Charge devs for security audits (The Register)

The Register: Google’s stunning plan to avoid apps slurping Gmail inboxes: Charge devs for security audits . “To prevent a data grabbing snafu along the lines of Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google is asking developers who use sensitive Gmail APIs to pay for a security audit that proves their apps play by the rules. And the cost – anywhere from $15,000 to $75,000 or more, every year – could put some smaller companies out of business.”

Hack Your Gmail: A Quick Start For Google App Scripting (Hackaday)

Hackaday: Hack Your Gmail: A Quick Start For Google App Scripting. “Google provides a lot of features with all of its products, but however you slice it, all the code runs on their servers out of your reach. Sort of. If you know JavaScript, you can use Google Apps Script to add features to many Google products including Gmail. If you’ve used Office scripting, the idea is the same, although obviously the implementation is very different. With scripting you can make sophisticated filters that would be very hard to do otherwise. For example, monitor for suspicious messages like those with more than 4 attachments, or that appear to come from a contact between the hours of 2AM and 5AM. For our example today, I’m going to show you something that is easy but also highly useful.”

Ars Technica: Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail

Ars Technica: Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail. “A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass two-factor authentication protections offered by services such as Gmail and Yahoo Mail, researchers said Thursday. The event underscores the risks of 2fa that relies on one-tap logins or one-time passwords, particularly if the latter are sent in SMS messages to phones.”

Digital Inspiration: Help Locate your own Email Message in Someone Else’s Gmail

Digital Inspiration: Help Locate your own Email Message in Someone Else’s Gmail. “You’ve sent an important email to a colleague but it is lost in the deluge of emails they receive every day, buried and forgotten. They can obviously use Gmail search operators, like FROM: or SUBJECT:, to locate that email later but wouldn’t it be useful if there were a way to directly locate that one missing email in their mailbox. Well, there’s an alternate search trick and the sender can actually help the recipient find any specific email message that they have sent in the past.”

Ubergizmo: Google Announces More Third-Party Integrations For Gmail

Ubergizmo: Google Announces More Third-Party Integrations For Gmail. “…Google has introduced Dropbox integration with Gmail in the past for consumers, but the good news is that if you’re a G Suite user (Google’s attempt at catering to enterprise users), then you might be pleased to learn that Google has announced additional third-party integrations for Gmail, Dropbox included.”

Ubergizmo: Google Is Killing Off Its ‘Reply’ App

Ubergizmo: Google Is Killing Off Its ‘Reply’ App. “One of the features that we’ve been seeing Google do with its services is introduce ways to quickly reply to messages. It was initially introduced in Gmail where based on the content of the message, users could choose from various ‘smart’ replies for something simple. Google then decided to try applying it system wide with the launch of its Reply app.”