Gmail To Block JavaScript Attachments Due To Ransomware, Other Security Risks

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velocityg4

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Although this is good for the average user. Google should provide the option for a user to manually override the security for a specific e-mail for any file extension or file. Just let them know the risks. They can then decide to override it if they so choose.

I can understand trying to protect the average ignorant user. Just don't alienate advanced users in the process. Those who know how to judge whether or not an attachment is reasonably safe and don't blindly open attachments. Such as, you don't open an attachment you weren't expecting.
 

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I wont say where I go to uni at but we have year 2 and 3 students that do not know how to zip a project folder for their programming classes. It is pretty sad.
 

velocityg4

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Last I tried GMail looks inside zipped archives. Unless they encrypt it GMail still blocks it. Although they should encrypt it.
 
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