TechRadar: Google Forms is fast becoming a favorite tool for cybercriminals

TechRadar: Google Forms is fast becoming a favorite tool for cybercriminals. “Cybersecurity researchers have identified over half a dozen ways in which cyber scammers and malware operators abuse Google Forms, as part of a wide range of attacks. The researchers at Sophos discovered cybercriminals’ affinity for Google Forms while researching how malware operators were evading detection by increasingly adopting encrypted communication protocols.”

How to Create a Telegram Bot for Sending Notifications using Google Apps Script (Digital Inspiration)

Digital Inspiration: How to Create a Telegram Bot for Sending Notifications using Google Apps Script. “Would you like to receive notifications in your Telegram messenger when a new form response is submitted in Google Forms. Or maybe send a notification alert to your entire Telegram group when an important event happens. In this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a new Telegram bot and send messages to your Telegram channel and groups through this bot with the help of Google Apps Script.”

Digital Inspiration: Find Google Sheets Linked to your Google Forms

Digital Inspiration: Find Google Sheets Linked to your Google Forms. “When a user submits your Google Form, the response can be either saved in the Google Form itself or it can be written as a new row in a Google Spreadsheet. Multiple Google Forms can be associated with a single spreadsheet and their responses will be stored in separate sheets of the same spreadsheet. If you have multiple Google Forms in your Drive that are writing response data to the same Google Sheet, you can use Google Scripts to determine the name of the spreadsheet and the sheet where that form is storing their responses.”

Digital Inspiration: How Spammers Avoid the Gmail Spam Filter through Google Forms

Digital Inspiration: How Spammers Avoid the Gmail Spam Filter through Google Forms. “Gmail is very effective at filtering spam emails but spammers seem to have figured out a new way to bypass the spam filters and send emails that land right in the user’s inbox. The emails are sent through Google Forms and because the messages originate from Google’s own email servers, they do not get caught in the spam filters.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Move Files Uploads from Google Forms to a Specific Folder in Google Drive

Digital Inspiration: How to Move Files Uploads from Google Forms to a Specific Folder in Google Drive. “When a respondent uploads a file through Google Forms, the file are stored in a fixed folder of your Google Drive. All files are uploaded in the same folder and, thus looking at the file in your Google Drive, it is difficult to determine which respondent has uploaded which set of files. We can however use Google Apps Script with Google Form triggers to instantly organize files in Google Drive as soon as they are uploaded by the form respondent. You can change the destination folder where files are stored or create custom folders based on the form response.”

Digital Inspiration: Build a COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool with Google Forms

Digital Inspiration: Build a COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool with Google Forms. “Businesses and schools worldwide are using Google Forms to build COVID-19 self-declaration forms that employees, students and visitors must complete every day before they can attend work. Here is a sample COVID-19 Health Screening Form – if the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the questions, the person is expected to stay home.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Embed Barcode and QR Code In Google Forms Notifications

Digital Inspiration: How to Embed Barcode and QR Code In Google Forms Notifications. “The Google Form Notifications add-on lets you automatically send Google Form responses in an email message to one or more recipients. The email notifications are dispatched the moment your form receives a new submission. The more recent version of the Google Form addon includes support for QR Code and Barcode symbols that you can embed in the email messages. The images can be generated from static text or you can create dynamic images based on answers submitted by the user.”

The Verge: Librarians Turned Google Forms Into The Unlikely Platform For Virtual Escape Rooms

The Verge: Librarians Turned Google Forms Into The Unlikely Platform For Virtual Escape Rooms. “On the day the Peters Township Public Library in McMurray, Pennsylvania, was supposed to unveil a superhero-themed escape room, the library had to close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. With no physical location to work with, librarian Sydney Krawiec started to devise an alternative: a digital escape room created in Google Forms.”

MakeUseOf: How to Use Google Forms to Get Updates From Your Remote Team

MakeUseOf: How to Use Google Forms to Get Updates From Your Remote Team. “Google Forms is a terrific and intuitive tool for gathering information from clients, customers, and employees. You can easily create and customize a form, share it in a few different ways, and then analyze the answers. If you’re in a work situation where you have a remote team, Google Forms can be an effective method for obtaining updates. You can use it for a specific project or simple work updates that you request daily or weekly.”