[eDebate] Read this. Seriously.

Andy Ellis andy.edebate
Fri Sep 11 23:37:04 CDT 2009


JP...Can you confirm that you sent this, and that it is not itself something
malicious...This type of message is often exactly how people get lured in
especially when it comes from someone trusted...

On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 12:16 AM, JP Lacy <lacyjp at wfu.edu> wrote:

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> http://www.mydigitallife.info/2008/12/12/tips-of-how-to-prevent-your-gmail-from-being-hacked-by-phishers/
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> 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?
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> 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?
> attacks:
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> ? 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.
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> ? 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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