Google Is Banning These Kind Of Attachments, And You Cannot Send Them Starting From Feb 13th.
Are you an avid email user? Then keep reading this post as we’ve got something important for you and all the email users out there.
Due to the widespread effect of email hacking, Gmail is banning sharing of all the attachments which has .js in the end. This is because .js files are executable and virus quickly spreads via them.
Google has announced this on its G suite updates blog, which reads:
“Gmail currently restricts certain file attachments (e.g., .exe, .msc, and .bat) for security reasons, and starting on February 13, 2017, we will not allow .js file attachments as well. Similar to other restricted file attachments, you will not be able to attach a .js file, and an in-product warning will appear…”
Google has also listed the ways which you can share .js files:
Via Cloud Storage and Google Drive.
Not only .js files but Google will also start blocking these files as well:
.com, .cpl, .exe, .hta, .ins, .isp, .jar, .jse, .lib, .mst, .pif, .ade, .adp, .bat, .chm, .cmd, .scr, .sct, .shb, .sys, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .vxd, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh, .lnk, .mde, .msc and .msp.
This move by Google will reduce malware and virus which affects the system.