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Google Messages v5.3 protects you from phishing attacks by SMS, download APK

Phonandroid : actu Android et High-tech

Maj. the December 2, 2019 13 h 21 min

Google Messages v5.3 is being deployed on the Play Store with its new set. A new feature of the application makes it possible to protect users against spam and phishing attacks by SMS. To benefit before anyone else, we invite you to install the APK of the last version of the application.

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Google Messages v5.3.075 is currently being deployed, report our 9to5Google confrers. This new itration sign the arrival of the option Verified SMS (or SMS verified). When you receive an SMS from a company, such as your operator, your bank or a parcel delivery firm for example, Google will take care to verify the identity of the sender.

On its website, Google explains using codes of authenticity to check each SMS. If the identity of the company is verified, a verified icon will appear above the SMS received. Users can then trust the content of the message and click on any links. In this case, Google Messages will display an unscreened SMS icon.

How to activate verified SMS

  • Open Google Messages
  • Click on the points at the top right of the application
  • Go to settings of the application
  • Press on Verified SMS / SMS Vrifis
  • Check the box

This security system mainly protects Android users against phishing attempts by SMS. By pretending to be your operator or a bank, some hackers seek to collect your credentials or bank details. This new option is currently being deployed around the world. According to 9to5Google, the option is not yet functional in all countries.

Read also: Google Messages plays Instagram and tests photos with filters

Download Google Messages APK 5.3

Deployment of the update has started recently on the Google Play Store. For the most impatient of our readers, we invite you todownload this APK directly through APK Mirror at the link below. If you do not know how to do it, we advise you to take a look at our folder how to download an APK on Android.

Download Google Messages 5.3 on the Play Store

Download Google Messages APK 5.0 on APK Mirror

Source: 9To5Google