[eDebate] Read this. Seriously.
Fri Sep 11 23:16:44 CDT 2009
Nowadays it is very common to hear about online security
vulnerability with email and domains being stolen by unauthorized third
parties. As a frequent internet surfer, how are you going to ensure your
Gmail is safe from being attacked by phishers and prevent your private
information from being stolen by third parties?
You never know or suspect the email is actually sent by phisher as the
web page looks like a legitimate site you have visited before. Phishers
can imitate as banks, email, online merchants, payment services
providers and even governments that you may be confused with what they
have claimed and follow the instructions to enter your username,
password and other private information on the site. All these
information can be used by phishers to steal your bank money, open new
credit card applications
under your name and etc. In order to prevent or minimize such incident
from happening, there are few tips you can apply to prevent phishers?
? Examine if there are any suspicious filters which are not created by you
Access to your Gmail account, go to Setting -> Filters, then verify if
there are any filters which are not created by you. Delete them right
away if there is any.
? Disable Forwarding and POP/IMAP
Access to your Gmail account, go to Setting -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP,
disable forwarding, POP and IMAP if you have not used them.
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