Google adds warnings for unverified third-party apps

Google released new security protections July 18 that warn users about third-party web apps pending verification, according to a G Suite Developers blog post.

Google will display an "unverified app" screen when they access an unverified web app, which will precede any permissions screens from the app. This screen replaces the existing "error" page that used to display prior to accessing unverified apps.

Developers hope this warning will reduce users' risk of having their data targeted in a phishing attack, writes Naveen Agarwal, lead of Google's Identity team, and Wesley Chun, developer advocate at Google.

"These new notices will inform users automatically if they may be at risk, enabling them to make informed decisions to keep their information safe," they write.

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