[eDebate] Read this. Seriously.

JP Lacy lacyjp
Fri Sep 11 23:54:11 CDT 2009

Some context:

A bunch of big high school debate teams got all their files stolen using 
methods similar to below. Don't know if the perpetrator used a web page 
or social engineering to get it done.

It also happened to Wake.

Don't let it happen to you.

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