[eDebate] Read this. Seriously.

JP Lacy lacyjp
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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