Don’t panic! The ragtime jazz virus hasn’t infected Gmail

Gmail users who run Google Chrome are up in arms today following the launch of the new Gmail priority inbox service.

Not because the feature doesn’t work for internet users who’ve chosen the Chrome browser to access their email, but because Google appears to have promoted the service in a cack-handed way which has scared some of their customers into believing they have a virus.

Plenty of Gmail/Chrome users have posted their concern about the 1920s-style ragtime jazz music which began to automatically play when they opened their email accounts this morning…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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