Update: Talkler and Security for Gmail Users

TALKLER - ADVANCED SECURITY

Talkler remains one of the most secure mobile apps for speech technology and email. Talkler's advanced security features keep sensitive information safe.

GMAIL AND OAUTH 2.0

Google recently changed its security policy for Gmail, by disabling Basic Authentication for some of its users. Instead, Google has started requiring some Gmail users to use a security protocol called OAuth 2.0 (what's OAuth 2.0?).

This change does not seem to affect all users of Google Apps, Google Apps for Business or Google Apps for Work. Free Google Account users seem to be affected primarily. Some reports further indicate that this only affects new accounts, and accounts that haven't synced in the last 30 days.

IF YOU HAVE PROBLEMS CONNECTING TO GMAIL

Talkler currently uses leading security protocols — though not the same protocols as OAuth 2.0 endorsed by Google. 

As a result, some Talkler/Gmail users may receive a message from Google that a sign-in attempt was blocked:

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Some Talkler/Gmail users may see an error message from Talkler when trying to connect to a Gmail account:


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There's nothing wrong with Talkler or your Gmail account if you see these messages. But to use Talkler with Gmail, you'll need to re-enable Basic Authentication for your Gmail account.

HOW TO RE-ENABLE BASIC AUTHENTICATION IN GMAIL

Visit your Google Account > Settings > Sign-in & Security... Connected Apps & Sites to allow 'less secure' apps.**  Google should display something like this:

     

 

OR THIS...

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Simply turn access ON to re-enable Basic Authentication in Gmail.


**Google would like the entire world to use only Google products. But it's inaccurate for Google to call apps "less secure" for not supporting Google's OAuth 2.0 protocols. World-class apps like Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird and Talkler - Email for your Ears all support the same protocols — but they don't support Google's OAuth 2.0.

FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE — TALKLER AND OAUTH 2.0

To make Talkler as convenient as possible for Gmail users, the Talkler team is considering a new version of Talkler with support for OAuth 2.0. To find out the moment the new version is available, join the Talkler List. In the meanwhile, use re-enable Basic Authentication in Gmail. And use Talkler with full confidence in the advanced security features already in place.

LEARN MORE

Talkler on Security: https://talkler.zendesk.com/entries/39251879-Is-Talkler-Secure-

Google on "Allowing less secure apps access": https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255

Microsoft on Google's OAuth: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2984937

Re-enable Basic Authentication in Gmail: https://www.google.com/settings/security/lesssecureapps

 

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