There is a new Gmail phishing scam out there that you need to be aware of and it is fooling even the most tech-savvy. This phishing scam allows hackers to access your Gmail account and all your personal information. Here’s how it works and what you can do to avoid being scammed.
To help protect yourself from this Gmail phishing scam make sure that there is nothing before the host name ‘accounts.google.com’ other than ‘https://’ and the lock symbol.
Ensure that when you are in your Gmail account that the address doesn’t have ‘data:text/html’ in the browser bar as this is a sign that the website is fake.
It is recommended that you enable two-step login with your Gmail account. With two-way authentication as well as entering your password you also need to enter a code that is sent to your mobile for you to log into your account when you sign in from a new device. This means that even though the hacker may know your password they won’t be able to access your account remotely.
For more tips on keeping yourself safe online read our latest blog about protecting yourself online.
February 07, 2017
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