Your passwords are the gateway to your files, money, and identity, so it’s no surprise that hackers are constantly trying to steal them. Most cybercriminals will use malware to do the trick, but they also have other means at their disposal. Google’s year-long security investigation provides the details.
For most people, Google is the first stop when searching for a specific business. And in some cases — like searches for gyms and beauty salons — people are using Google to help them contact the business about an appointment. Now, the search giant has made that possible right from its results pages.
Strategies for attracting new customers are always changing, and Google is shaking things up yet again. Apart from well-placed keywords and link-worthy content, reviews from sites like Facebook and Yelp will be displayed in the search results.
How Google changed search results
Google’s new search algorithm is designed to lead people to high-quality products and services.
Does your business rely on internal websites and “wikis”? If so, you might want to use Google Sites, a design platform that makes it easy for G Suite users to build their own sites without having to learn HTML, CSS, and other coding languages. It now has better features, which users will definitely find beneficial to their site projects.
Google wants users to use a prompts-based 2-Step Verification sign-in instead of the SMS two-factor authentication. This is partly because the National Institute of Standards and Technology disqualified the latter from its list of preferred authentication methods.
Advancements in business IT have always been driven by a need to get more done, in less time. It used to be about how fast your employees’ computers were, but as more tasks are moved to the cloud, companies like Google are finding new ways to improve how those services are delivered.
For many businesses, applications like Google Drive are heaven-sent. They make managing files and photos much easier and safer than manually saving them in external disk drives. That said, backing up all files remains a burden to those who have files stored on several devices and can’t seem to transfer these files onto Google Drive or any other cloud platform.
Google Posts was originally intended for the candidates of the 2016 presidential election. After a couple of months, Google decided to release it to a handful of local companies and it quickly gained popularity since then. These are the main driving factors behind its widespread acceptance.
If you imagine medical records as being stored in a cabinet somewhere in your local hospital, think again. Until quite recently, medical records were publicly accessible via Google. In an effort to prevent cybercriminals from capitalizing on these resources, Google has removed sensitive medical records from appearing in search results.
Chrome users have something to look forward to next year: an ad blocker. While this might not sound like the most exciting release from Google, it’s definitely a pragmatic solution to online ads that turn visitors away from the web. Here’s everything we know about Google’s ad blocker so far.