Google is working hard to stop malicious plugins from causing harm.

Back in May, Google Drive users were hit with a rather sophisticated phishing worm which tricked you into collaborating on a document by looking like it was from Google Drive themselves. Once users collaborated, the third party plugin was granted access to your Drive and then used your contact list to try and reach out to your contacts to spread even further.

This kind of attack was only made possible through a malicious third party application and this does not make Google happy.

Google has announced they are targeting these third party plugins to make it harder for the dodgier ones to get through.

Now Goole has strengthened it’s developer registration services and is now warning users whenever an unverified app, requests to access the user’s data.

This is definitely a step in the right direction and any move to give users more confidence is a good one.