Google is implementing a new function in docs designed to make it easy to use your word processor to compose emails, the company announced.
It is part of Google’s “Smart Canvas” initiative, which aims to seamlessly blend the software of productivity of the search giant, as MeetDocs and gmail.
Google adds a new template to write Gmail emails
Google Docs has all the features a user needs to work collaboratively with their team. And no matter the context, You can find options that allow you to customize the functions to your work style.
And now a new option is added: a template for emails. Yes, You can now draft an email from the Google Docs interface, either individually or collaboratively. And the dynamic that he proposes is very simple.
To do this, you have to write @email on a blank page or select the option ‘Email Draft’.
And as you can see in the gif above, An email template will automatically be added so you can get started with the draft. This obviously includes an email, your recipient’s ID, subject line, and body.
When you are ready to send, click the Gmail icon on the left to open the mail service.
This feature seems to be most useful for emails where multiple people can contribute, allowing everyone to collaborate to edit them in Google Docs and post comments and suggestions.
Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from copying and pasting text between the above two Google services, but the purpose of Smart Canvas is to make it easy to switch between products like these.
Google says the email compose feature it announced last month will be available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as for anyone using previous plans G Suite Basic and Business.
It is currently rolling out to rapid release domains, but it will start showing up for most users starting next week.
Beware, this is how passwords saved in Google Chrome are stolen
When entering a new site, Google Chrome asks the user if they want it to save the password so that on future occasions the work of entering the data is saved, however, This action is not completely safe.
An analysis of the cybersecurity company, ESETit informs if storing the access credentials is safe and what are the risks of this option so that users know what they can face.
The company pointed out that the greatest risk it presents is that if an attacker had access to the computer, they could easily get the passwords, crack them and steal them. This type of action has been observed several times through banking trojans whose mission is to steal access credentials to online banking sites to later commit fraud.
They ensure that the dynamics to obtain the passwords is simple:
“We started by trying to log in to Facebook with a fictitious username and password. When prompted by the browser, we click the option for Google Chrome to save our credentials.”
once il username and password are stored in the Google Chrome database, you can search the file where the information is saved (this data will be stored in a SQLite3 database generally located in the address: %LocalAppData%GoogleChromeUser DataDefaultLogin Data).
Later the file is opened with a program that allows you to view databases (in the example: DB Browser for SQL Lite).
When opened with DB Browser, you can go to the “logins” option to find the entries with the login data, which include: URL, username and password. The stored password is encrypted, however, when you click on that field, the program shows its representation hexadecimal.
At that point, the attacker already has the user, the website and the encrypted password, so it only remains to perform the final step: figure it out
“To do this, it takes advantage of the fact of having access (physical or virtual) to the computer in question, since it is highly probable that the active user is the same one who previously saved the password, allowing the attacker to easily decrypt it using the function: CryptUnprotectData.”
It should be noted that for basic security reasons passwords are not stored in plain text; that is, unencrypted. In contrast, on Windows systems, Google Chrome uses an encryption function provided by the operating system: CryptProtectData (Crypt32.dll).