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Re: Crafty Phishing Technique Can Trick Even Tech-Savvy Gmail Users
Posted by: David Jones 2017-03-17 11:26:58
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Gmail users recently have been targeted by a sophisticated series of phishing attacks that use emails from a known contact whose account has been compromised. The emails contain an image of an attachment that appears to be legitimate, according to Wordfence. The sophisticated attack displays "accounts.gmail.com" in the browser's location bar and leads users to what appears to be a legitimate Google sign-in page where they are prompted to supply their credentials, which then become compromised.


Re: Crafty Phishing Technique Can Trick Even Tech-Savvy Gmail Users
Posted by: jescott418 2017-03-17 15:01:43 In reply to: David Jones
Let's face it, people are not your typical loser geeks in mom's basement hacking stuff anymore. The Russian hacking of Yahoo, the Sony breech, and many retail credit card hacks prove that some have found a lucrative business in hacking and that these people are organized and very skilled. So now end users are going to have to step up their game as well and recognize these fakes better. Sadly the mainstream media is too focused on digging up dirt on Trump to deliver real news people can use. Honestly, if the Yahoo breech was Trump's fault, you would have got wall to wall coverage. Two step verifications seems to be the only real end user protection that works.
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